Over two days (Friday 3 & Saturday 4 May) at the start of National Gardening Week, 30 volunteers from the local community put in around 3,000 bedding plants in the grounds at St. Christopher’s Care Home in Abington Park Crescent, Northampton.
 
Sustained by bacon and sausage rolls and hot mugs of tea and coffee, the volunteers came from local company Guy Salmon Jaguar Land Rover, the Northampton L.I.V.E. Team, through Voluntary Impact Northamptonshire, members of Abington Church, and through Northamptonshire County Council.  Some of St. Christopher’s own volunteers also took part.
 
St. Christopher’s Care Home is a registered charity and has up to 52 residents in the Care Home and around 40 in Independent Living in bungalows, flats, the Coach House & Rectory Cottage,  all set around four acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, opposite Abington Park.
 
Stephen Clamp, Estates Manager at St. Christopher’s said “This is the second year that the local community have responded magnificently to our appeal for help with the bedding planting.  It will make such a huge difference to all our residents, many of whom have been keen gardeners.  The bedding plants will also all make a magnificent backdrop to our D-Day Commemoration and our Summer Fete.  We are enormously grateful to all the volunteers for their time and support”.