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Health team award £2,000 to Martha Trust

User AvatarPosted by Bobbie Walkem-Smith at 03/02/2014 13:46:40

NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has awarded £2,000 to Martha Trust through its community fund.

The funding will go towards creating a sensory garden at Frances House, near Deal - one of the Trust’s residential homes for people with profound physical and multiple learning disabilities. 

The new garden will improve the lives of the 12 men and women who live in Frances House by providing them with a wheelchair-friendly space that they can enjoy with their carers, friends and family throughout the year.

It is hoped that the new garden will be completed in June 2014.

Barry O’Sullivan from Martha Trust said: “I’d like to thank everyone at NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG for this donation. It will enable our project to begin in the spring and also unlocks several pledges made by other donors, so it has great value for all of us at Martha.”

Launched in November 2013, NHS Canterbury and Coastal Clinical Commissioning Group’s £25,000 community fund was open to local voluntary and community groups.

Gillian Wells, Lay Member for NHS Canterbury and Coastal CCG, said: “The community funding project was set up by the CCG to try and help support the valuable work of local voluntary and community organisations across the area.

“I’m delighted that we have been able to award Martha Trust funding towards their new sensory garden. I am sure that the new garden will provide Frances House residents with a safe environment to relax in and enjoy which, in turn, will help support their wellbeing.”