Old Sarum Development & Garden Centre Opening
We were delighted to host a teaparty on Friday to celebrate the opening of our Old Sarum Development & Garden Centre. The running of the horticulture service transferred from the Shaw Trust to Alabaré on the 10th June.
Local MP John Glen kindly joined us to cut the ribbon, officially opening the centre, and also planted a ceremonial tree within the grounds of the centre. During the event, he said;
“It is a great pleasure to be back at Old Sarum Development Centre and to help reopen this wonderful resource under Alabaré’s reassuring care. I have visited Old Sarum Garden Centre on a number of occasions - I am delighted that the valuable work will continue and this resource will remain fully open and available to this very special and valued group of individuals within our community.”
Mel Greenstock our Care & Support Manager for Learning Disabilities and Mental Health, and had this to say about the opening of the new service;
“We are so excited to be officially opening our new Development & Garden Centre. We hope to carry on the good work that the Sarum Trust started and develop it further to offer our service users the best possible support and opportunities for years to come.”
Alabaré’s Development Centres are fully accredited and deliver NOCN qualifications through vocational training and meaningful day activities to vulnerable adults with a variety of needs. The Old Sarum site has large gardens, a retail shop and a grounds maintenance service.
We also run a Development Centre in Barford, which has a wood workshop, pottery barn, training kitchen, teaching room and an acre of land dedicated to horticulture.
We would like to thank everyone who came along on Friday and shared in our celebrate. Special thanks also to The Lavender Patch who kindly supplied the beautiful vintage china for our teaparty.