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All Aboard at Foxburrow Grange!

It’s been all hands on deck at Foxburrow Grange following a donation of a boat to the nursing home in Ypres Road, Colchester.

The boat was donated by the Dayman family whose relative Joyce, 87, lives at Foxburrow Grange.  It was originally situated outside the home’s ‘Badger wing’ – the wing has a Nautical themed area so it was a welcome addition to the grounds.

The specialist nursing and dementia registered care service, currently housing up to 66 people, offers a varied in-house activity programme of social, recreational and daily living skills to help adults take more control of their lives. The culture at Foxburrow Grange is to offer people the opportunity to explore their capabilities and try new things in a spacious and supportive environment.

The boat was a popular focal point with all residents and visitors wanting to view it so it was moved to pride of place at the very front of the building for all to see.

Over the last few months the boat has been painted and some beautiful plants have been added to the inside with money raised by the home’s ‘A-Team’ who fundraise for activities for residents.

A bench has also been added next to the boat so people can go and sit and enjoy the sunshine. Residents who use wheelchairs can have access to the view as it is straight opposite the main doors.

Foxburrow Grange Home Manager Becky Pinnock said: “A big thank you to our ‘A-Team’ and families who worked closely together to produce this lovely area.  Residents are really enjoying sitting on the bench in this nautical scene”.

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