Help us win £50,000 for new gardens at our care homes in Wales
21 March 2017
Residents at three of our care homes in Wales are crossing their ‘green fingers’ to win £50,000 for outdoors, gardening and wildlife activities for disabled people and their local community.
It's all part of The People’s Projects competition, televised on ITV Wales this week.
The competition winner will be decided by the public voting for their favourite project.
One of Leonard Cheshire’s care home residents, Richard Brock Gunn, who has partial sightedness and is a wheelchair user, said:
‘I’m limited in what activities I can normally do due to my sight and wheelchair restrictions but the staff at Leonard Cheshire have helped me to do many things like planting flowers, hanging baskets and pretty much anything my imagination desires. I’d love to do more.’
If voted one of the top three projects, the care homes Llanhennock Lodge in Newport, Danybryn in Cardiff and Dolywern near Llangollen will win up to £50,000.
Working with charity partners Keep Wales Tidy and the Wildlife Trusts, we will create accessible outdoor spaces for residents and their local community to grow their own vegetables and learn how to encourage wildlife into the garden grounds.
‘It will make such a difference to the residents at Dolywern if they can enjoy access to the gardens and grow their own vegetables and fruit, which they can then eat for their meals.
‘It gives them more motivation to get out in the fresh air for physical exercise and mental stimulation.’