A Team from the North West Aggs used their Lend-A-Hand to take part in The Garden Project at Llys Elain Care Home Colwyn Bay. This is a Dementia Centre with 24 full time residents, and also provides respite for a further 4.
Although there was outside space it had never been used in a number of years and had become overgrown and unmanageable. The staff had dreams of turning this space into a useable area which would stimulate the residents with different key areas where flowers could be grown, a sandy area to represent being at the beach and a sitting area where they could take afternoon tea and socialise with each other, taking advantage of the summer weather.
A Team of 8: Miguel Valdes (Raynes Quarry),Margot Orme, Jenny Forshaw, Jeanette Burns, Laura Maiden (Commercial), Glyn Jones, Derfel Hughes, and Damian Cavanah (Raynes Quarry) set about the task. With a lot of hard work things started to take shape and a second visit completed the task.
Margot Orme, Aggs Sales Rep NW, commented: “We also had support from some of our customers: J Handford who kindly donated 2 lots of garden furniture and 2 wooden benches were donated: 1 from Bearing Man LTD and the other from us at CEMEX. Gwynedd Skip & Plant Hire provided us with a skip and Thomas Contracting kindly provided a micro digger for the day.
We hope that the residents will enjoy the new outside space for many years to come and as a company CEMEX will continue to support local communities and take part in projects that make a difference.”
This reply was received from Llys Elain, Care Home Colwyn Bay:
On behalf of residents and everybody at Llys Elian just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you and your colleagues at CEMEX achieved this week. It was something we would never have been able to do ourselves and we really appreciate it.”