Peterhouse is an award-winning care complex in Bexhill for older (very interesting) people. It is run by the charity NABS (National Advertising Benevolent Society). You can take our virtual tour with our residents via the video link attached.
Last year Peterhouse gained local and national awards, including being named Green Champions across the NHS and health industries for a project completed in their grounds - awarded at the House of Commons Sept 2016.
The 50 plants for 50 years project gained small donations from residents, relatives, staff, volunteers and suppliers to plant 50 new plants shrubs and trees to mark the 50 year anniversary. Residents got to purchase particular trees, like Barbara in the photo with her conker tree.
During this project we created a new managed grassland habitat which attracts endagered species, and the long grasses and wildflowers create a wonderful opportunity for rteminiscence activities with our residents. The project benefitted the environment and the health and wellbeing of our residents.
We have just one problem - the path through the managed grassland habitat is laid to lawn and many of our residents cannot access it with wheelies and wheelchairs.
We need to build a hard path so that everyone can enjoy its benefits... at the moment, only the most mobile of our residents can manage to get up inot that area of the gardens.
We also invite the local community in to enjoy our gardens during events and are developing a partnership with a local primary school so that children can come in, learn about the environment and meet our residents.
We are trying all different ways of fundraising, and we are hoping to gain your help. Any small donation would be much appreciated. Thank you so much!