Residents at Lostock Lodge Care Home in Lostock Gralam near Northwich are enjoying their newly created beach area in their garden. Their garden furniture has been freshly painted thanks to the team from Barclays Bank Plc based at Gadbrook Park in Northwich. Volunteers from Barclays Client Servicing team helped residents to sand down and paint their garden furniture giving it a new lease of life. Local business, Bathgate Silica Sand, donated 25 bags of sand to complete the beach theme.
“Our garden shed now has a fun beach hut look and our furniture looks so much brighter and inviting” said Home Manager Steph Molden, “We would like to thank Bathgate Silica Sand and the team at Barclays for coming along and lending a hand. It’s wonderful for our residents to welcome visitors from our local community again. During the Coronavirus pandemic we’ve had to put all our community projects on hold. We are delighted to welcome volunteers back to help us with our garden projects.”
Residents have been keen to spruce up their furniture to get their garden looking at its best for the annual Country Court in Bloom gardening competition. The nationwide annual event is a hotly contested competition between the 33 care and nursing homes in the Country Court group.
“Country Court in Bloom has been a great way for our residents to keep busy, especially during the lockdown when we couldn’t have visitors.” Explained Customer Relations Manager, Nina Rogers. “Not a day has gone by when we haven’t been outside doing jobs and enjoying activities in the garden. We’ve done all sorts of things from garden games, to painting rocks and tending our plants”.