Bourne care home gets double boost

Garden Fete at 'Digby Court, Bourne, 'Marie Fryer [centre] of Digby Court, with guests deputy mayor and wife, coun David Higgs, Angela Higgs
Garden Fete at 'Digby Court, Bourne, 'Marie Fryer [centre] of Digby Court, with guests deputy mayor and wife, coun David Higgs, Angela Higgs
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RESIDENTS at a care home are already enjoying the benefits of having recently been chosen as the charity of the year for Peterborough District Land Registry.

The organisation started supporting Digby Court in Christopher’s Lane, Bourne, in May, and has already handed over a cheque for £300 and given a range of things for use around the home.

The firm has agreed to pay for flowers for the monthly flower arranging classes, donated wool for knitting, given raffle prizes and donated items to improve the garden and outdoor area including paint for the shed, seeds and bird feeders.

Activities co-ordinator Maria Fryer said: “The bird feeders have already given the residents so much pleasure. It is an honour to be selected for support.”

On Saturday the care home raised about £1,000 for the residents’ amenities fund with a garden fete.

There was a raffle, tombola, craft and book stall, bric-a-brac, refreshments and a popular jam and cakes stall.

Maria said: “We had a lovely day and there was a lot of support from resident’s families and the community. There was a lovely atmosphere to the day.

“I would like to thank everyone who came, especially coun David Higgs (Con) who drew our raffle.”