Older Residents Enjoy a Share of The Spoils At Volunteering Awards
Published by Rob Ghosh for Hanover Housing Group in Housing
Residents from Mary Seacole House, an extra care housing estate in Hammersmith owned by Care UK and managed by Hanover Housing Association, were celebrating this week after winning a £750 volunteering grant at the ‘Lets Do It’ community awards.
The awards which are sponsored by Barclays Bank and the Hammersmith Chronicle now in their sixth year seek to identify groups or organisations who are improving the lives of local residents.
Mary Seacole resident pictured above 98 year old Kathleen Hart said: “ We were absolutely thrilled to win the award. Thanks to the estate activities I have made many friends here. In fact the only thing we are missing is a great garden where we can relax and maybe have the occasional barbecue.”
The estate’s success is attributed to the combined efforts of Doris Deigham and Linda Campbell from Mary Seacole’s onsite management team.
Linda said: “I am really pleased we have won the award this is a vibrant scheme with many wonderful residents.
Winning this grant means that we are now able to transform the garden with raised flower beds and a new patio so that residents can go out for afternoon tea.”
With the remainder of the funds its is expected that residents will plant a commemorative rose bush in memory of Mary Seacole, a heroic nurse who saved hundreds of lives during the Crimean war.