Stonewater Bake Sale
Stonewater is a social housing provider, with a mission to deliver good quality, affordable homes to people who need them most. We manage around 32,500 homes in England for over 70,000 customers, including affordable properties for general rent, shared ownership and sale, alongside specialist accommodation such as retirement and supported living schemes for older and vulnerable people, young people’s foyers and women’s refuges.
Stonewater are holding a Bake Sale on 5th November in the Atrium to raise funds to help bring New Surrey Court Gardens back to bloom.
The residents of New Surrey Court used to have a lovely garden thanks to one resident who spent a lot of his time looking after and improving the space for all customers. Unfortunately he passed away and the current residents struggle to maintain the garden, with certain plants and weeds becoming overgrown and taking over the flower beds.
Some residents are less mobile than others and find it difficult to get out beyond the drying area, which is rarely used and fenced off from the remainder of the garden. The residents would love this fencing to be removed and the drying area opened up to the rest of the garden creating an additional seating area, enabling less able residents to enjoy and share the space with their neighbours, rather than feeling segregated.
It would also be great if the flower beds could be tidied, covered with a weed supressing membrane with plants planted through the membrane and then covered in decorative gravel, this will prevent plants or weeds form taking over and reduce the amount of maintenance required. It would also be good if some raised planters could be provided for residents in wheelchairs, or those unable to bend down easily so that all residents can participate in gardening. Residents would also be keen to grow their own fruit and vegetables to be shared amongst all residents.
Monies raised from the bake sale will go towards:
Decorative aggregate, weed membrane, raised planter(s), plants, benches and even garden furniture and possibly a water feature.
Don’t forget to bring along some pennies so that you can purchase the below:
Small Cakes & Cookies – 50p each or 3 for £1
Medium Cakes & Slices – £1
Indulgent Cakes – £2