Pupils and lo­cals grow friend­ships

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CHIL­DREN from Kings Meadow Pri­mary School in Ains­dale vis­ited Char­lotte Court Re­tire­ment Liv­ing de­vel­op­ment in Mill Road to brush up on their gar­den­ing skills with a lit­tle help from some of green-fin­gered home­own­ers

A group of chil­dren from the Year six class helped to get the gar­den bloom­ing for the sum­mer months ahead at the McCarthy & Stone de­vel­op­ment.

And home­own­ers and vol­un­teers from the Botanic Gar­dens Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion and Ains­dale Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety took the time to pass on their gar­den­ing skills and wealth of knowl­edge to the younger gen­er­a­tion dur­ing their visit.

David Cur­rie, Year six teacher at Kings Meadow Pri­mary, said: “The chil­dren loved their af­ter­noon of gar­den­ing at Char­lotte Court and it was great to see the home­own­ers, Ains­dale Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety and Botanic Gar­dens Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion show­ing the chil­dren how to plant beau­ti­ful flow­ers and tend to the gar­den.

“We are grate­ful to McCarthy & Stone for invit­ing us to the de­vel­op­ment, and we hope ev­ery­one at Char­lotte Court en­joys their lovely gar­den in the com­ing months.”

Fiona Brookes, re­gional sales and mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor at McCarthy & Stone North West, said: “We would like to ex­tend our thanks to the chil­dren of Kings Meadow Pri­mary who dis­played some very promis­ing gar­den­ing skills dur­ing their visit to Char­lotte Court, and to Ains­dale Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety and Botanic Gar­dens Comm- unity As­so­ci­a­tion for pro­vid­ing their knowl­edge on the day.”

She added: “Lo­cal chil­dren gar­den­ing with home­own­ers is a fan­tas­tic ex­am­ple of how we can bring peo­ple to­gether here at Char­lotte Court, and we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to build on our re­la­tion­ship with Kings Meadow Pri­mary School in the fu­ture.”

For more in­for­ma­tion on re­tire­ment liv­ing in Ains­dale, call 0800 201 0385 or visit www. mc­carthyand­stone.co.uk.

Home­owner Sandy Schus­ter and McCarthy & Stone’s Jane San­di­ford plant flow­ers with pupil Lewis, top, and, above, pupils with mem­bers of South­port Botanic Gar­dens Com­mu­nity As­so­ci­a­tion and Ains­dale Hor­ti­cul­tural So­ci­ety, McCarthy & Stone staff and res­i­dents

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