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Falmouth's Age UK day centre opens sensory garden PICTURES
3:00pm Saturday 14th September 2013 in News
Falmouth’s Age UK day centre hosted an afternoon of cream teas and music last week to celebrate the official opening of its newly-created sensory garden and the unveiling of some colourful murals.
The centre’s clients, staff and volunteers were joined by clients’ friends and family and by supporters of the Killigrew Street facility. Also attending the outdoor party were representatives of Care 2 Create and PHAB who had worked together to design and create the garden’s murals.
Local student Rosie Wright, who did some of the mural painting, including the addition of some lifelike seagulls, met some of the clients and spoke to them about the inspiration for her work.
Day centre manager Lucy Downing said the afternoon had gone very well, and she thanked everyone who had helped make it a success.
Lucy said: “This lovely new space has been transformed from a car parking space to a sensory garden in less than two years. Work is still ongoing to make it even bigger and better but it is already a place for all our clients to relax in and enjoy the beautiful plants and flowers.”
The splendid cream teas were prepared by the centre’s own cook Marlene Emmet and local singer Nigel Skewes entertained guests with some well-known sing-a-long numbers. One of the centre’s trustees, Ivan Perry, added his support to the day as did Falmouth town councillor Steve Eva who helped with serving refreshments and with clearing up afterwards.
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