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Blossoming partnership between young and old at Bury St Edmunds day club garden

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Club members at the Davers Club have been preparing their garden for an open event on 17th June with help from their neighbours at Priory School.

The school pupils, aged 16-17, have been visiting in small groups once a week to help look after the Club’s plants. They have been sharing gardening tips with the Club members as well as helping to paint plant pots and make bug hotels for the garden.

Davers Club manager Sue Atkins said: “It’s wonderful to see the young and old in the local community come together over a shared hobby which they are both passionate about. We have a great outdoor space here at the Club and I’m pleased to see its being used and enjoyed by the wider community as well as the Club members.”

Sue continued: “It is really important for older people to keep active and continue being part of their local community, so we’re very grateful to have such a strong and lasting partnership with Priory School. We look forward to their weekly visits and to unveiling the finished garden at our upcoming open event.”

Davers Club members and Priory School pupils will be working on the garden over the next six weeks, before the community will be invited to take a look round on 17th June. The gardening project is part of a campaign to create bird-friendly habitats at some of Care UK’s care homes and day clubs

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Shakers Lane, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP32 7BN

Davers Court

CQC Rating: Good
  • Residential care
  • Dementia care
  • Respite care
  • End of life care
  • Day club
  • Nursing care
  • Nursing dementia care

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