Mercia Grange helps to preserve local history with community group donation

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Mercia Grange donated a cheque to a local voluntary community group which is dedicated to protecting the heritage of the town’s green spaces.

Representatives from Friends of Rectory Park joined the team from Mercia Grange to receive a £500 donation from the home which is due to open on Lichfield Road in summer 2018.

The voluntary organisation is dedicated to raising funds for Rectory Park and protecting the park’s heritage and environment, and to encourage community use. Its current project is focused around the rebuild of a World War I Memorial and the “Living Nectar Bank” near Sutton Coldfield Cricket Club.

Since laying its foundations in the town, Mercia Grange has embedded itself in the local community, including working with local schools to create artwork for the hoardings and to name the care home’s suites.

Speaking about the charity donation, Mercia Grange deputy home manager Tracy O’Sullivan said: “As we step ever-closer to opening the doors here in Sutton Coldfield, it’s important we build relationships with the local community and ensure we are making a positive impact on the town. 

“Sutton Coldfield has so much heritage and culture that we wanted to help preserve just one part of this with our donation to Friends of Rectory Park. We are thrilled to be working with the charity and are already discussing future projects as we prepare to welcome the first residents to Mercia Grange.”

Friends of Rectory Park secretary Jack Jennings, said, “We were delighted to receive such a generous donation, which has enabled us topurchase timber to build the retaining wall and levelling the ground prior to seeding in order to initiate the works across the World War I memorial site at the rear of the cricket club." 

“We are keen to build on this new relationship when Mercia Grange opens this year. On behalf of everyone at Friends of Rectory Park I would like to thank Tracy and the team at the home for their generosity.” 

 

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