Appeal for help to fill sensory garden for the disabled near King’s Lynn

Staff at supported housing in West Winch are apealling for donations for a sensory garden for disabl

Staff at supported housing in West Winch are apealling for donations for a sensory garden for disabled people - Tori Funnell with some of the already donated plants and the work progressed so far. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Supported housing staff in west Norfolk are appealing for help to create a sensory garden in time for the summer.

The team at Dedicated Care East Anglia, based in King's Lynn, have designed a garden for their disabled service users but are now calling for donations to build an outside symphony of smells, sounds and sights.

Lisa Wise and Amy Farrow set up their business, which began with just one service user, in 2013 and now help 18 people aged 18 and above.

Mrs Wise, 43 of King's Lynn, said they enable people with physical and learning disabilities live the independent life they want to and help with day-to-day care.

Now Dedicated Care, made up of around 35 members of staff, are looking to bring some sunshine into the lives of users, and their families, living in West Winch by creating a haven filled with plants, wind chimes and water features nestled around their pride-of-place pergola.

'It will be lovely to have it all finished by the summer. We have got quite a few bits but nowhere near enough plants, they are what cost the money.

'It will be nice because when the families visit in the summer they will be able to sit under the pergola with their loved ones for a bit of quiet time,' said Ms Wise.

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She added she wanted to thank the London Porter House pub in King's Lynn for their fund raising efforts and the town's Mars food factory, which had promised a team to help with labour in the garden.

The founder said some of their service users were blind and would benefit from the smells of plants, particularly lavender, and their touch so they were gathering as much as possible to fill the space.

To donate to the cause phone Mrs Wise on 07545306010 or go to crowdfunding.justgiving.com/Lisa-wise

Are you appealing for help for a project? Email sophie.biddle@archant.co.uk

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