Field Lodge Care Home
Exciting news .... shop at Tescos and vote for us!
Grow Places – Growing Together at Field Lodge Care Home is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. The supermarket has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative, which see grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to environmental and greenspace projects.
Grow Places – Growing Together at Field Lodge Care Home is one of three groups on the shortlist. We are guaranteed a minimum of £8000 which will provide a wheelchair accessible greenhouse, raised planting beds, compost heaps and paths. If we receive £10,000 we can develop the wildlife area with display boards for residents. And if we are fortunate enough to receive the maximum £12,000 we can start to develop the beach-themed area of the garden.
Voting runs from October 31st until November 13th in local Tesco stores. These are the Tesco stores where you can cast your vote:
Stukeley Meadows Express
Somersham High Street Express
St Ives Needingworth Express
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Press Release here (Opens in new window)
Grow Places is working with Field Lodge Care Home in St Ives, Cambridgeshire to develop their gardens for the benefit of all residents, many of whom have had to leave behind their own loved gardens. The garden is already opened to the public for events in the summer. We hope to increase opportunities for the local communities to get involved with the creation and maintenance of the new garden, and benefit from the residents' life-learned gardening skills.
A focus group has captured the views of residents, relatives and staff. They have produced a wish list that includes a greenhouse and raised beds, sensory planting, water features, a band stand for musical events, a wildlife area and a beach-themed garden. Grow Places is coordinating the integration of these ideas and an overall plan has evolved through ongoing collaboration.
Field Lodge is particularly keen to involve the outside world in the day to day life of the care home and as part of this we hope to involve school groups and groups of volunteer gardeners to help maintain the gardens and learn alongside the residents. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.