BRING a touch of sunshine into someone’s life and nominate them for a special gift.
Priory Enterprises, on Hilderthorpe Road, have launched their new ‘Bloom Through the Gloom’ project, which sees plant-pots designed and painted by individuals with learning and physical disabilities, and isolated and disadvantaged senior citizens, donated to deserving people in the town.
It could be someone just out of hospital in need of cheering up, a neighbour who is lonely, or someone who deserves rewarding for hard work in their community.
Sharron Morris, project manager at Priory Enterprises, said: “Our students learn about the power of nurturing plants, healthy eating and growing your own vegetables from a tiny space.
“Our students get to keep one planter for themselves, but have created another six which they want to donate to deserving individuals from our town.”
Priory Enterprises is a not for profit enterprise which relies solely on donations and sponsorship, working with the learning disabled, physically disabled, the elderly and the disadvantaged to improve lives and enable individuals to reach their full potential and become more independent.
“This project gives our students who all have disabilities of their own a chance to put something back into the community, that can be used again and again,” continued Sharron.
“We would like to receive nominations from anyone who knows someone who, in their opinion, deserves a planter.”
The project has been sponsored by the City Health Care Partnership CIC and the terracotta pots were donated by the local B&Q on Bessingby Road.
To nominate someone to receive a plant pot, complete the application form and return to the Free Press office on Prospect Street.
Alternatively, you can nominate someone by calling Priory Enterprises on 601745 or by logging on to the website www.prioryenterprises.com and leaving the details on the contact page.