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Cherry Tree Lodge care home revamps garden with help from Jaguar Land Rover

by Kirsty Kirsty

On the 4th of August, the team at Jaguar Land Rover kindly spent the day revamping the garden area at Cherry Tree Lodge care home in Leamington Spa.

The Wellbeing Lead at Cherry Tree Lodge, Monique, had the pleasure of inviting the team at Jaguar Land Rover to the home, to spend a day redecorating and revamping the garden area for residents.

The role of the Wellbeing Lead, which is consistent across the Runwood Homes’ Group, is to implement an exciting programme of activities, organise events and connect with the community, with the sole aim of ensuring residents’ wellbeing is always front of mind.

The revamp was part of the home’s wider ‘Big Garden Project’. As well as painting the fences and benches, the home has also brought new, comfortable garden furniture and residents, team members and relatives have all worked together to create a time capsule for Cherry Tree Lodge, which was also buried on the day.

With warm weather, upbeat music and the company of friends, the atmosphere was lovely and the day went extremely smoothly, thanks to the brilliant organisation of Wellbeing Lead, Monique.

The Jaguar Land Rover team arrived at 8am and were greeted with a hot drink. A short meeting to go through safety and the day’s plan of action took place before the team got to work. Both the JLR team and Cherry Tree Lodge’s team worked hard throughout the morning. At 12:30 they enjoyed a delicious buffet and plenty of water and orange juice were on offer throughout the day to keep the volunteers hydrated in the sun.

Monique commented:

“I absolutely enjoyed organising this event from start to finish. It was a lovely day and went exactly to plan. The team at JLR were amazing. The time capsule ceremony was special and it was lovely to have residents, their families, staff and JLR all contribute to a future piece of history for the capsule. As appreciation for the efforts of everyone involved, Scott, Home Manager, presented each member of the JLR Team with a certificate to show our gratitude for the extraordinary effort they put in.” Once the garden is complete, the home is hoping to organise a grand launch and party for residents and family, to officially celebrate the new and improved garden area. With so many benefits to fresh air and nature, the garden is sure to get plenty of use by residents and visitors, whether that’s for a walk around the grounds, basking in the sun, or sitting to admire the fascinating wildlife around us.

Image depicts Cherry Tree Lodge Home Manager Scott and Wellbeing Lead Monique

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