Fantastic – thank you Shaftesbury!
Cedars Castle Hill is delighted to tell you that we’ve been awarded £2000.00 to enhance the existing gardens at Castle Hill House, making them more dementia friendly and therefore more accessible, safe and inclusive for our residents, staff, volunteers and the local community.
How did that happen? Well, Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Customers vote for their favourite project every time they shop which determines the grant size each community project receives.
See the Bags of Help website www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp
You did the rest!
We know how important our garden is as many of our residents have an interest in gardens, wildlife and farming and encouraging these interests is part of the ethos of Castle Hill House, thus providing more personalised care and helping people live well with dementia.
Some of the benefits of re-designing the gardens include opportunities to relieve tension, frustration, stress and distress thus bringing about positive mood change, provision of activities that break up the day, spiritual or religious meaning and awareness of the season’s progression, physical and psychological benefits of physical activity, exposure to safe levels of sun which aids vitamin D intake needed for musculoskeletal health and reducing the risk of bone fractures.
And above all, the sheer enjoyment of a garden either alone or in company – thank you for your support.
Sara Jacson- Chair