Residents at the Council’s Warwick House Care Home are enjoying a beautiful new garden following a makeover supported by Derby Homes, Derby County Football Club and the NCS project. The new gardens were shown off in their full glory at an open day at the end of September. Derby County’s mascot, Rammie, and Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby both attended the event to the delight of residents and visitors.
Plants and materials were donated and time was volunteered by local residents and businesses to make sure the project was a success. Donations included:
- A £2,300 voucher from Derby County Football Club
- Two workmen from Derwent Fencing donated two weeks of their time to the project
- Materials were donated by Buildbase
- Local recycling and waste company, Magfern donated two skips
- Plants were donated by Little Eaton Garden Centre
- Charity group NCS provided five groups of volunteers to raise funds and help with the garden.
Councillor Martin Repton, Cabinet Member for Integrated Health and Care Commented:
“This is a superb effort from all involved and it will certainly make a positive impact on residents of the care home who now have a beautiful new garden to enjoy.”
Board Director and Chief Financial Officer at Derby County Football Club, Stephen Peace said:
“We are delighted to support this excellent project and hope the new gardens are enjoyed by everybody at Warwick House.”