Paralympian footballer opens new garden for care home residents

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left to right (boys then girls) Tony Koutsoumbos (NCS Staff), Ollie Tomlins, Aidan McMoneagle, Alistair Patrick-Heselton, Olivia Penfold-Campbel, Sophie Leigh Wills, Jessica Bradshaw, Molly Badham
left to right (boys then girls)
Tony Koutsoumbos (NCS Staff), Ollie Tomlins, Aidan McMoneagle, Alistair Patrick-Heselton, Olivia Penfold-Campbel, Sophie Leigh Wills, Jessica Bradshaw, Molly Badham

Paralympic footballer Alistair Patrick-Heselton cut the ribbon at the grand opening of a new garden for residents at The Heights nursing home in Downley, part of local charity, The Fremantle Trust.  

 

The new garden, which includes beautiful flowers, garden ornaments and a bird bath, was created by a group of young volunteers from the National Citizen Service. The volunteers spent a week at the home, designing and planting the garden with help from the residents.

 

The opening ceremony was enjoyed by residents, families, staff and volunteers and was followed by afternoon tea, which included a selection of cakes baked by both the home and the young volunteers.

 

Commenting on the opening, Blesson Thomas, service manager at The Heights, said: “Everyone at The Heights enjoyed the opportunity to spend a lovely time outside and our new garden gives residents a wonderful place to relax and chat. We would like to say a big thank you to both Alistair and the volunteers from the National Citizen Service for making the event so special.”

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