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Schoolchildren Raise £400 To Help Care Home’s Garden Project

Children from St Katharine’s Primary School in Savenake Forest, Marlborough are helping to make everything in a care home’s garden look lovely.

Four schoolchildren with headteacher Niki Jones visited Brendoncare Froxfield care home last week to hand over a cheque for £400, which they raised from a bake sale. The proceeds from their baking will go towards Brendoncare Froxfield’s garden project

The four children all from Year 5 are very pleased of how much they have raised and had great fun baking the cakes for the sale, their favourite being rocky road.

The care home will use the money to install new features such as raised flowerbeds and replace the existing benches where residents and staff enjoy the glories of their lovely garden.

After the presentation, the children met the care home’s resident rabbit Rolo and played boules with some of the residents.

Niki Jones said afterwards:
“We are very proud of our children’s efforts in raising money for Brendoncare’s Froxfield garden project. They thoroughly enjoyed their visit especially meeting the residents and Rolo.

“They are really looking forward to their next visit to see how their money is being spent on the garden.”

Maria Wegner, Brendoncare Froxfield’s Manager, commented:
“We are all very grateful to St Katharine’s School for raising this fantastic amount of money to help us with our garden project.

“All our residents really enjoyed meeting and talking to the children. We always love to see children in our care home and we hope this will be the first of many visits from the school.”

Brendoncare Froxfield provides care for 44 residents, including a specialist 16 bed dementia care household.
It is one of seven care homes run by the Brendoncare Foundation. Brendoncare also provides extra care housing and community clubs for older people across the south of England.