Hospital supporters have turned land workers to give a wild flower meadow a winter makeover.
The area in front of North Walsham War Memorial Hospital has been mown, and is now being raked, by members of its Friends group.
Next they plan to tidy up pathways where wooden edgings and anti-weed mat have rotted.
The meadow was created by the Friends, with help from local businessman Carl Bird in memory of his mum Madge, in 2012 on the site of the former hospital when it was replaced by the current building.
Friends chairman Keith Jarvis said: “Ten years on, the meadow is in need of a bit of tender loving care, so we have given it a good haircut and rake through to help the flowers come back stronger next year.
“We will also remove crumbling edges and torn matting which have become a trip hazard.
“There are not many of us, so we are trying to enlist help from other organisations who might be able to join work parties in the coming weeks.”
Anyone willing to help should contact Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Friends news:
North Walsham War Memorial Hospital Armistice Day 2020
- A Remembrance Day service will be held at the hospital at 10.45am on Thursday November 11. Last year, due to Covid, nobody except a handful of representatives was allowed to attend – but this year visitors are welcome to attend, while remaining socially distanced.
- The Friends are also planning to provide festive gifts for the two dozen patients spending Christmas on the wards. As last year, due to Covid restrictions, we cannot attend to hand them out, which will be done by staff. But we will be putting up trimmed Christmas trees outside the front door and on the rear patio, and providing hampers for staff.
- We have also provided a range of “extras” for the hospital, using funds donated by the public, ranging from compost bins for volunteer gardeners and shaving mirrors for patients to plastic boxes for staff “scrubs”.
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