Residents who are members of the Allotment and Gardening Club wanted to raise money for the homeless and this was achieved through various activities and stalls at our Open Day on 19th June and in our Community Café, Coffee Cups.
The Allotment Club needed a scarecrow to protect their crops and it was decided that he needed a name. So ‘Guess the Name of the Scarecrow’ was decided as a good way to help raise some money.
With help from local schools we held a tombola. We also had visits from the Mayor and Mayoress of Dudley, our local MP James Morris and our local fire fighters. We were so pleased that everyone joined in all the activities we had to offer. The keep fit sessions and healthy eating table were a great success.
Our local golf club, which we visit regularly, also came and set up some outdoor golfing activities for everyone to have a go.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported us at our Open Day or through Coffee Cups for helping us raise £176.00 for the Hope Centre which is a Halesowen based charity run by volunteers to help support homeless people.
Yesterday members of the Meeting Place and the Garden and Allotment club presented a cheque to Camilla at the Hope Centre; James Morris MP, who attended our Care Home Open Day, was also in attendance. We were made very welcome and given a tour of the centre and learnt about the wonderful work that takes place there.
Ooooo’h and by the way you can stop guessing the name of our scarecrow, it’s TARQUIN