Erewash Mayor opens transformed gardens at Ilkeston care home

Published on: Friday, 22nd October 2021
Transformation work in the garden at Canal Vue
Transformation work in the garden at Canal Vue

The hard work of the Prince’s Trust Derby in transforming the gardens of Canal Vue Care Home has been recognised during an official ribbon cutting ceremony performed by the Mayor of Erewash, Councillor Donna Briggs. (Friday 22nd October)

The Care Home was selected by the Prince’s Trust to benefit from an initiative they were participating in called the Queen’s Green Canopy (QGC) initiative, a unique tree planting initiative created to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The Prince’s Trust team of seven young adults, led by team leader Jane Sandall, selected Canal Vue Care Home to benefit from the garden makeover.  Through a series of fundraising events and kind donations from the community, the Prince’s Trust team were able to provide the labour, plants and trees to create a more nature friendly garden for all to enjoy well into the future.

Canal Vue Care Home Activities Coordinator Naomi Allsop says: “We have been incredibly lucky to benefit from the work of The Prince’s Trust which is now culminating is this fantastic grand reveal and ribbon cutting ceremony.  We cannot thank the team at the Prince’s Trust enough for showing such dedication in creating something we will benefit from for such a long time to come.” 

Jane Sandall, leader of the Prince’s Trust Derby team joined the Mayor for the official ceremony, along with seven young adults who worked hard to transform the garden to what can be seen today.

Through various fundraising activities the Prince’s Trust team have raised in advance of six hundred pounds to enable them to complete the initiative.

As well as inviting the planting of new trees, The Queen’s Green Canopy will dedicate a network of 70 Ancient Woodlands across the United Kingdom and identify 70 Ancient Trees to celebrate Her Majesty’s 70 years of service. 

Transformation work in the garden at Canal Vue

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