Tuesday 17th August 2010 by C. Freeman
More than £1,000 raised during a mufti day at Brooke Weston will be used to enhance the garden at a local care home.
Lara Parekh-Downes, Sophie Ellis and Emily Harradine presented the cheque for £1,175 to residents at Sandalwood Court in Butland Road, watched by teacher Miss Bailey and staff from the home.
Residents voted on what to do with the money, which has been earmarked to build raised flower and vegetable beds in the gardens.
Ms Paula Dutton, who manages Sandalwood Court, said: 'We are hoping to work with Brooke Weston on designing the garden and providing the opportunity for students to come and work with some of our residents on parts of the garden that we want to establish like raised beds for vegetables or flowers. It is good to build relationships between the generation as our residents have a whole history of life to share.'
Future projects between Brooke Weston and Sandalwood Court may include the creation of special 'memory boxes' when students from the craft club will work with residents to create personalised displays of mementoes, photographs and favourite items which residents can hang outside their bedroom doors.