Sensory garden project in Surfleet gets £1,000 boost

Chloe East, Ben Rowbotton, Will East, Madison Austin and Joanna East with the Spalding lion at Glen Park, Surfleet, where plans for a sensory garden have been given a �1,000 boost.
Chloe East, Ben Rowbotton, Will East, Madison Austin and Joanna East with the Spalding lion at Glen Park, Surfleet, where plans for a sensory garden have been given a �1,000 boost.
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Plans for a new sensory garden for disabled people in Surfleet are a step closer to reality after a £1,000 donation from a building firm.

South Holland Enterprise for the Disabled (SHED) wants to build a stimulating wildflower and herb garden for the benefit of disabled people who use the park.

We are fundraising to build a visually and sensorily stimulating garden to provide all year round colour, interest and biodiversity to be enjoyed by the whole community

South Holland Enterprise for the Disabled spokesman

The charity, which provides sporting and leisure opportunities for people with physical and learning needs, has received the donation from Persimmon Homes East Midlands as part of its Community Champions scheme.

A SHED spokesman said: “Glen Park is the only fully-accessible site in the district and, as a result, it’s a magnet for large numbers of disabled people and their carers from a wide area.

“For that reason, we are fundraising to build a visually and sensorily stimulating garden to provide all year round colour, interest and biodiversity to be enjoyed by the whole community.

“Our fundraising target is £2,500 and this generous donation by Persimmon Homes will take us very close to it so we are extremely grateful for this support.”

SHED was one of nearly 60 charities and community groups across the UK to received donations of up to £1,000 each from Persimmon whose directors authorised a total payout totalling just over £54,000 in November.

Steven Allenby, director of sales and marketing at Persimmon Homes East Midlands, said: “We had some fantastic applications this month but SHED’s sensory garden appeal really stood out.

“Glen Park is a fantastic place to go for people with disabilities and this new area will make it even better.

“We are committed to supporting the communities in which we work and Community Champions is a great way for us to do that.”

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