Towards the end of December you may well have spotted Santa Claus and his sleigh outside either Tesco or Waitrose. Members of the Rotary Club of Towcester donned their festive apparel to persuade members of the public to part with their loose change so that it could be collected and donated to the William Blake House in Blakesley.
The William Blake House provides care 24/7 for adults with learning disabilities. Most of the residents are there for life and the staff of the William Blake House do their best to provide a stimulating, safe and rewarding environment for the people they care for.
As a specific fund-raising activity – Rotary were collecting in December to help fund the new garden project which, amongst other things, entails improving pathways, raising beds and providing a better garden area for the residents to use and enjoy. It also involves keeping some pets – which the residents love.
Says Jane Other – CEO of William Blake House: “Our home in Blakesley has a large garden which is being developed by our residents and staff. Jobs include weeding, resurfacing, choosing and buying flowers and other plants, buying and maintaining tools, and keeping the outbuilding clean and tidy.
We’re also creating an allotment so we can grow our own vegetables, and we have rabbits, hens, and quails to care for.
Residents, staff, and volunteers alike are really enjoying the fresh air and exercise, whilst knowing they’re making a significant contribution to the development of our garden and allotment for the ongoing enjoyment of the whole community.”
The Rotary Club of Towcester would like to thank the residents of Towcester and the surrounding area for their generosity in helping us contribute towards this worthy cause.
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