Northwich care home residents transform garden into a beach

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RESIDENTS at a Northwich care home are enjoying a slice of beach life after a stunning transformation of their garden.

The residents at Lostock Lodge Care Home have been enjoying their newly created staycation space, which was created with the support of local businesses.

Their newly created garden, includes freshly painted furniture, which was completed by the team Barclays Bank Plc in Gadbrook Park.

Volunteers from Barclays Client Servicing team helped residents to sand down and paint their garden furniture, giving it a new lease of life.

Northwich Guardian: The residents received the help of local businesses to transform the garden

It was thanks to another locally-based business, Bathgate Silica Sand, donated 25 bags of sand to complete the suburban beach theme.

“Our garden shed now has a fun beach hut look and our furniture looks so much brighter and inviting,” said the home’s 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.”

Northwich Guardian: The residents received the help of local businesses to transform the garden

Residents had 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.”