Lions’ Sensory Garden Project

New Century Lions Club of East Anglia, together with help from Lions of Ipswich, Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds, Woodbridge, Chelmsford, Mersea Island and Littleport, have created a sensory garden for residents at a Cephas Care supported living home located at Treetops, Claydon.

This major centenary project, with more than 1,000 hours worked, was coordinated by Lion Chris Pearson of the New Century Lions Club. It has become a great example of the sharing, caring and helping attitude that being a Lion is all about.

Raised beds and railings were painted in Lions colours of blue and gold and the art room exterior was decorated with colourful flowers. Flower beds have been replanted with flowers for colour, along with shrubs and herbs to touch and smell and even strawberry plants for something to eat.

Pride of place is somewhere for the residents to sit and admire their new surroundings, a lovingly built from scratch arbor complete with celebration plaque and a clock.

At the official opening ceremony, District Governor Lion Derek Prior was joined by David Finch, MD of Cephas Care, and Lion Chris Pearson of New Century Lions, to cut the ribbon and unveil the plaque declaring the sensory garden open.

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