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Green fingered Wokingham branch staff spruce up care home garden

Staff of Newbury Building Society's Wokingham branch visited Abbeyfield dementia care home in Winnersh to spruce up the outdoor space.

Team members from Newbury Building Society’s Wokingham branch flexed their gardening skills to help tidy up the resident gardens at Abbeyfield dementia care home in Winnersh.

The specialist facility is designed to be a safe and fully supported environment for those living with dementia. It has four gardens, which flow from one area to another, to encourage residents to step outside and enjoy the fresh air.  

Tasks included general gardening activities, clearing weeds on paths and beds, pruning over grown bushes and clipping back trees. 

Anne-Marie Moss, Assistant Manager at Abbeyfield dementia care home said: “Our staff and residents were very impressed with the volunteer’s efforts and I have had a number of comments about the quality of their work and how lovely the gardens look. A very big thank you to everyone involved.”

Keryn Rosolemos, Customer Service Adviser at the Society’s Wokingham branch said: “Wokingham staff volunteered for a couple of hours in the sunshine at Abbeyfield. We all had our gym workout for the day as we did the weeding and pruning in their four pod gardens. We all enjoyed our time in the fresh air and hope the residents will continue their enjoyment of their tidier gardens.”

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