It’s National Gardening Week this week, so what better time to announce our support of this delightful project at Fressingfield Primary School, near Eye in Suffolk, with funding from our charitable foundation.
Back in March we received a beautifully written letter from Belle, aged 10, telling us about an exciting project going on at the school to build a sensory garden. Funds had already been raised for a ‘reflection shed’ – a space where children can take time out to be still and thoughtful, but more support was needed to create an area around it that would stimulate the children’s senses.
The children of Yangtze class, led by their teacher Mr Leicester researched the benefits of such a garden, put thought into what sort of plants and features it would need and then set to work writing to local businesses.
“This year has been extremely stressful for all children, so it would really help having a sensory garden to come to, to relax. Children with mental health issues can relax their mind and forget about all their worries.” wrote Belle. She went on to say “Furthermore, having a sensory garden is also really good for wildlife; the sensory garden will attract bees because of the strong smelling flowers.”
Here at Durrants we were delighted to read Belle’s letter which conveyed so well just how enthusiastic she and her classmates are about the garden. We decided to contribute £500 towards the project. We also sent Belle a little gift for her hard work in writing such a lovely letter.
“Making a difference to the local community is exactly what the Durrants Charitable Foundation is about and we look forward to hearing how the project progresses.” said Dominic Parravani, Managing Director of Durrants.
Fressingfield Primary School is one of several beneficiaries of Durrants Charitable Foundation 2021. You can find out more about it here.