The Bea Fisher Foundation is teaming up with Wickham Nurseryland this spring to sell a selection of plants in time for Mother’s Day as they seek to raise funds to assist with renovation projects.
A portion of the sales will be shared with Bea Fisher to help fund improvements at their 24-hour care homes.
Kim Crockett, Marketing & Business Development Coordinator says they have a list of projects to get done at their care homes including re-shingling roofs, landscaping, kitchen upgrades as well as stairways and decks, all to help with accessibility. In one of the homes, they propose to have lower kitchen counters to make for greater wheelchair accessibility.
He says the last two years have affected their efforts, but as restrictions are easing they are pressing forward.
“We have spent some time identifying what are the next projects we want to be able to take on. What are the most important pressing ones, if we can get the fundraising back on course. And we have identified four kitchen renovations that we think are the most important ones to tackle next and we are trying to make some headway down that path over the course of the next many months.”
Crockett tacks on the importance of these kitchen upgrades to improve the lives of their clients.
“Several of them have some specialized needs. So when we design a kitchen, we want to make sure that it meets their needs. It will be functional to meet their special ability or disability. And also when there are care workers there, they can help them navigate through the kitchen.”
Plant orders are being accepted up to April 17th on the Bea Fisher website.