Perry Hall Primary School in Orpington has very kindly donated a selection of young plants to Diagrama’s home for adults with learning disabilities.
The staff and residents of Cabrini House in Orpington were delighted by a recent donation of 120 plants from Perry Hall Primary School. The adults that live at Cabrini House all have learning disabilities and really enjoy spending time in their garden and the plants were received with much enthusiasm.
The young plants including turnips, lettuces and spinach have all been planted and are being cared for by the adults that Diagrama supports. Everyone is very keen to see if they have ‘green fingers’ and are looking forward to a bumper crop that they can use to make healthy and nutritious meals.
Neeley Taylor who oversees Perry Hall Primary School’s edible garden, said, “Perry Hall Primary is a community school, and our edible garden provides a fantastic opportunity to be part of our extended community. This includes helping to share resources, when we can, so others too can enjoy the amazing benefits of growing food and being outdoors.”
Claire Morlham, Manager at Cabrini House, said, “We cannot thank Perry Hall Primary School enough for their generous donation of over 120 young plants for our residents. We encourage everyone to get involved in all aspects of running the home and tending to the garden. The adults we support spent a lovely day in the garden clearing the raised beds and planting the vegetables and lettuces and they are really looking forward to harvesting the crop next spring. As everyone loves being out in the garden, we are asking for donations so that we can buy more cutters, snippers, gloves, rakes, and topsoil for every person to use. Our next project, which will involve everyone who wants to help, is to build a composting area as part of our efforts to recycle.”
If you can help by donating towards the purchase of new gardening tools so that the residents can spend time out in their garden, please call 07771518210 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
About The Diagrama Foundation
Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the southeast of England. The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.
Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.
Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.
By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.
Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best possible life.