Future in Action

Future in Action

Clune House Lend-A-Hand

A big ‘thank you’ to the Team from Readymix for their Lend-A-Hand at Clune House, Residential Home in Derbyshire.

Lendahand Clune House 2015 015 resizedThey used their Lend-A-Hand day to build a raised bed using old railway sleepers to make the growing of vegetables easy.  The residents couldn’t reach to the ground level plot that was there before. The raised bed enables them to plant and manage the patch whilst sitting in their wheelchairs (see the before and after photo’s above).

The Team which consisted of Al Reaney, Mark Jephcote, Ron Lee, Jon Stokes and Steve Richards installed this on Thursday 14th May afternoon. The photos say it all really, especially the before and after ones.  The Manager, Helen, and her Team were delighted with the result and have invited the Team back to take some more photos when it is all planted out and growing. The raised bed will be entered into a competition by the staff at the Residential House so it may win a prize for them.  They will keep us posted on this.

Jon Stokes comments:  “All materials were free of charge and CEMEX donated the sleepers.  A kind local chap from NAL Plant donated a ton of sub base and 2 ton of topsoil after I enquired how much it was to buy for the cause we were going to help.

We were fed and watered by the Home with pulled pork, potato wedges and coleslaw, washed down with tea – very nice.  It was great to see the faces of the residents and hear their positive comments.  All in all, a rewarding ‘Best for Communities’ day.”