19 June 2024

Seeds sown for sustainable garden

3 minute read

Following the sad passing of a resident, Norley Hall has used funeral donations to fund the start of a sustainable garden.

Evelyn Dickinson was a much-loved resident spending two years at the home. During that time her love of gardening shone through.

When fit and able Evelyn took pride in her beautiful garden, so it was only right the family's generous donation was put to good use. In homage to her passion, the funds have provided a budding opportunity to kick-start a multipurpose sustainable garden.

“We were looking at ways we can make the home more sustainable, while also creating new activities for residents and the local community. It was suggested that we purchase some vegetable tubs and accessible planters to get the ball rolling.

“The generous donation from Evelyn’s family has given us the tools we need to start working towards our goal which we’re sure she’d be delighted with. So far, the weather hasn’t been great, but with perseverance and patience I’m confident we’ll start to supply the home with fresh fruit and vegetables that can be part of their five a day.”

Will Southworth, Kitchen Assistant at Norley Hall

“The home was amazing for my mother-in-law. We wanted to do something for the other residents that they could all benefit from. Rather than go to a charity and be unsure what they’d do with it.

“We thought the care she received from Norley Hall deserved some recognition. We can’t thank the home and the staff enough. We couldn’t be happier with how the donation is being spent.”

Lynn Dickenson, Evelyn's daughter-in-law

Providing more than produce it will enhance the daily lives of Norley’s residents adding to their varied activity plan, even incorporating intergenerational activities and community work in which the home is already heavily involved.

Evelyn at Norley Hall

To find out more about Norley Hall Care Home please click here.

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