A successful fundraising event at the Corrin Memorial Home, in Derby Road, Peel, has raised £2,166.49.
The money raised will go towards the costs of the provision of a much-needed new sensory garden for the residents.
The home needs to raise £4,000 to put their plans for a sensory garden into action.
There is a lot of land around the home, which will be put to good use as a new garden will be aimed at residents with dementia.
The plans are for rosemary and lavender to be grown with a long pathway. There would be an area with a small fish pond and it is hoped the garden would attract butterflies, bees and birds.
Sensory gardens provide intimate spaces where people can be immersed in the scents, textures and colours of plants and related elements.
Now that the home is half way towards its fundraising target, it is hoped the garden will be up and running by next summer.
Alison Fletcher, manager of the home, explained how important the new garden will be and she said ‘residents are looking forward to it’.
‘It is vital for the care of our residents, especially those who are losing their capacity, vision and deteriorating,’ she said.
‘It will allow them to go out safely in the garden. This is a home, not an institution, it is their home, so we try to make it a home.’
Alison thanked all the volunteers and staff in the home for their help during the recent fundraising event, as well as Shenanigans Band who performed, Cronk-Y-Voddy Ploughing team, who provided the marquee, and the Friends of Corrin Home.
Anyone who would like to make a donation to the Corrin Memorial Home Comfort Fund can do so by sending a cheque to the home, or by popping in to see Alison, who would be happy to show anyone around the home.