Green-Fingered Volunteers Brighten Care Home With Plant Pot Donations

Residents at a Herefordshire nursing home were the happy recipients of colourful plant pot donations from volunteers at a local community group.

Ledbury nursing home residents were each presented with brightly coloured, hand-painted terracotta pots, filled with spring plants, from the members of Ledbury Evergreen Club who had undertaken an art project.

Project manager, Barbara Langlois, commented: “This project has been a lot of fun for the Evergreens and we hope that the residents will enjoy having one of the pots in their room. We wish to thank Jeanette McCulloch, community artist, who devised and conducted the project, Eastnor Masonic Lodge who funded it, and Chamberlain’s Nursery, who gave us a generous discount on the plants.”

Several former members of the club are now residents of the nursing home, and some old friendships were renewed over tea and cake. Transport to the event for some members was funded by The Evergreens and provided by Community Action Ledbury.

Home manager, Hayley Attwood, said: “I would like to thank everyone involved at Ledbury Evergreen Club for these lovely gifts; our residents are very impressed.  We are looking forward to working more closely with the members of Evergreen and have already invited them to attend our monthly community days where we provide activities and a buffet lunch. All attendees can make a small donation if they wish, which will go to St Michael’s Hospice.”

To show their appreciation, the Shaw healthcare-run care home hosted a tea party for everyone to enjoy, including the new town crier of Ledbury, Clive Gunn, who kindly captured the afternoon with his camera.

The Lodge was represented at the event by David Sparrey who commented on the workmanship of the finished pots and and thanked Anita Kinnear, activity coordinator at Ledbury nursing home, for arranging a wonderful tea.

 

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