WHITCHURCH Conservation Group has received a £450 cheque from St Thomas care home, enabling the purchase of lined planters.

The generous donation comes from a grant given by Barchester’s Charitable Foundation, a charity committed to helping older adults and those with disabilities or mental health problems.

The donation was celebrated during a small gathering in the care home's garden, where Lucie Follett Maitland attended to accept the cheque.

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The conservation group, founded in October 2020, has already rallied over 850 local residents to its cause.

The group aims to protect the town's green spaces while fostering economic growth and development, enhancing the town's vibrant rural and cultural heritage.

Maggie Zbroch, general manager at St Thomas Care Home said: "We are always keen to show as much support as we can to local charities. Whitchurch Conservation Group’s goal to preserve green spaces and simultaneously working with the local community to do so, is incredibly deserving of this support."

St Thomas Care Home, part of Barchester Healthcare, one of the UK's largest care providers, offers dementia and respite care.

This act of charity continues to reinforce the home's commitment to its community values, helping local initiatives connect and bring citizens together.