Green gifts donated by young people to Mansfield community

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Young people at a Mansfield care home have given back to the community with a series of green gifts.

Residents at Corner House Care Home, on St Margaret Street, have produced a collection of bird houses, bee houses and bee-themed planters, to hand out to deserving local causes including fire stations and other care homes.

The project was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Grand Ideas Fund, a funding stream which offers grants of up to £1,000 to groups that need financial assistance to help deliver activities within their local community.

Corner House is a care home for young people with learning disabilities. The care home hope the project will raise awareness of their needs but also highlight how they can play an active role in the local community.

Joanne Hardwick, care home manager, said: “Because we are quite successful with funding and grant applications, residents are very used to receiving things.

“With this project underway, now they can give something back by working to create these beautiful gifts for the community.

“We hope our residents’ efforts will show just much they have to offer the community.”