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Generous Donation for Aberdeen Care home’s Gardening Enthusiasts

Residents of Grandholm Care Home in Bridge of Don, Aberdeen were treated to a special surprise, when Danestone Community Council’s Planning Officer, Kathryn Duncan gifted a planter to the home’s green-fingered residents.

The planter was built by the Bridge of Don and District Men’s Shed, a local group encouraging men of all ages to keep fit and healthy by taking part in outdoor activities, after Derek Davidson, Chair of the Danestone Community Council, raised fund for the donation through a sponsored walk.

Kathryn filled the planter with pansies and other brightly coloured flowers, before handing it over to the care of resident, Maria Walker, and Care Assistant, Ola Przybylak, who will help look after the plants. The planter joins the home’s collection of potted plants and hanging planters, where daffodils, hyacinths and tulips are set to bloom this summer.

The home’s garden is cared for by staff members. Residents who wish to get involved, can turn their hands to planting seeds and bulbs, as part of the home’s activities programme, which sees residents keep healthy and happy by staying active.

Val Buchan, Service Manager at Grandholm Care Home said:

“We’re delighted to receive this donation from the Danestone Community Council. We love being able to plan new and exciting activities for our residents and enjoying the fresh air next to plants they help look after puts a smile on everyone’s faces. As the weather gets warmer, we look forward to seeing them get out there to potter around and enjoy the sunshine.”

Kathryn Duncan, Planning Officer at Danestone Community Council said:

“As a team, we at the Danestone Community Council have worked together to raise the money for this initiative, which will see plants grow across the community. It’s exciting to see all seven planters, made locally by the Bridge of Don Men’s Shed, around our local area and we’re only too pleased to have placed one at Grandholm Care Home.”