Rugby charity lands windfall for new sensory garden - The Rugby Observer

Rugby charity lands windfall for new sensory garden

THE SENSES will be tingling for disabled people supported by a Rugby charity, after it landed a windfall to fund a new sensory garden.

Rugby Group Benevolent Fund Trustee Ian Southcott presented New Directions with a cheque for £10,000 toward the sensory garden at the charity’s newest supported living development, Richmond Court.

The garden will provide the people who live there with activities that stimulate the senses – such as gardening, exploring nature and enjoying the surroundings.

The garden will include structures and features that will heighten the senses of sight, smell, touch, sound and taste, using paved areas, raised beds for flowers, herbs and vegetables, a water feature, wind and wall chimes, interactive materials, mosaics and wall art.

Ian Southcott said: “This is the second grant we have had the pleasure in providing to New Directions in the past couple of years. The work they do is fantastic and you only have to visit their various premises to see the love and support extended to the residents.”

Established in 1955, The Rugby Group Benevolent Fund supports employees, previous employees of Rugby Cement and their dependents.

Richmond Court is a complex of 11 self-contained, one bedroom supported living flats, which enable adults with learning and physical disabilities to develop their independence skills, build positive relationships and choose how they want to live their lives.

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