During this current lockdown, HGP is running At Home projects for clients in residential and care homes, and people who would normally come to horticultural therapy sessions at Holme Lacy. Mary Knight, one of our trustees, sends out a new activity kit each month. We know these projects have been a real life-line during the pandemic, keeping people engaged and occupied. There is also a chance for socialising, and having some much needed fun by working with others and being creative together.
February’s activity is to make bird seed cakes. These help sustain our garden visitors during the long winter months – especially so in what has been a very chilly period of weather. Mark, one of our Holme Lacy clients, is shown beside the seed cakes hanging in his own garden.
Volunteer News – HGP is taking part in the Herefordshire Volunteer Fair, run as a virtual event by hvoss on February 26th. It’s a chance for charities to promote their work and encourage people to become volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers – please get in touch as we would love to tell you more about what we do!
Covid-19 vaccination for HGP tutors – through a scheme offered by Wye Valley NHS Trust to organisations providing adult care, some of our tutors and volunteers have been vaccinated. This will help us re-open our therapy services as soon as possible, particularly the outreach sessions for clients in residential and care homes.