Garden at Grantham care home gets a seaside-themed make-over

Helpers at Gregory House Nursing Home. 394D
Helpers at Gregory House Nursing Home. 394D
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Residents of a Grantham care home can now take a trip to the beach in their own back garden.

A seaside theme has been applied to the garden of Gregory House by teenagers undertaking the NCS.

They have repaired and sanded down benches, painted a mural and created a rockery. All this was made possible thanks to help from Grantham businesses, including Homebase, B&Q and Wickes, as the volunteers were tasked with getting the materials free of charge.

Anthony Veluz, a project mentor, said: “I definitely enjoyed it but it was the young people that benefitted most. They helped to give back to their local community, and a lot of them showed great communication and leadership skills.

“It was pleasing to see them develop over the four weeks and it has been a pleasure working with an exceptional group of young people.”

As well as designing and creating the garden, the volunteers did a sponsored walk wearing fancy dress through Grantham. The proceeds went to Framework, a charity for homeless and vulnerable people.