A valiant team of volunteers from Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club and Ashfield MedComms, an Inizio Company, braved the elements to transform a forgotten garden at Richard Silver House, an assisted living home, on Friday 4th November.
Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club had been contacted by a relative of a resident living at the home asking for help to tidy up the communal garden area so residents, and their families, can enjoy the outside space. Naturally they leapt into action.
Ably assisted by a team of five corporate volunteers, the team worked hard to dig out existing gravel, remove damaged weed-control fabric, empty and re-fill raised planters, dig over flower beds and re-lay new weed-control fabric and gravel.
Natalie Beavan, a volunteer from Ashfield MedComms, commented “We really enjoyed helping with the garden project at Richard Silver House as part of our Ashfield MedComms Make it Matter community action day. It was great to be working alongside colleagues and members of Maidenhead Bridge Rotary Club to transform the garden and get it ready for planting. Meeting some of the residents and their families was the highlight and hearing we were making such a difference made it a truly rewarding experience.”
The Rotary volunteers have already had a message of thanks from the parents of one resident, who says it looks "100% better"!
Event Co-ordinator Harrie Hayward commented “We were so pleased to be able to help and are looking forward to doing more in the future with plans to plant bulbs, plants and shrubs to give a splash of colour in the spring and summer months; as well as create a recreational area with seating and sun protection so residents can really enjoy the garden”.
“We also want to extend a huge thank you to the team from Ashfield MedComms who worked so hard all day and achieved so much – we really couldn’t have done this without them”, Harrie continued.
If you're not a member of the club yet, then we’d also like to extend an invite to you and your friends to join us at one of our fun upcoming events to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved.
Remember we’re a very relaxed, flexible and friendly club so you don’t have to commit huge amounts of time to get involved. It’s a great way to meet new people, try out new activities and give something back to the local community.
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