After much anticipation over the past 18 months, Wokingham in Need finally launched their beautiful sensory garden at The Acorn Centre in Woosehill, Wokingham last Friday. Having supported this incredible cause from its inception through to completion, Prospect were so proud to attend the grand opening of the sensory garden and were blown away by the final result.
Complete with beautiful plants and sensory equipment, the garden was created by Wokingham in Need founder, Sue Jackson, as a peaceful haven for adults with learning disabilities and for members of the wider community to enjoy. In the future, Sue and the team plan to utilise the area for many other projects to bring the local community together and will be working with Wokingham Borough Council, Growing Places Berkshire, Optalis charity and Wokingham Town Council to make this happen.
Prospect have worked closely with Wokingham in Need for many years, providing support, advice, financial aid and marketing materials to help them achieve their mission of helping the homeless, needy, and vulnerable people of the borough. We have really enjoyed seeing the sensory garden grow against all the odds over the past 18 months and were delighted to have played a part in its formation.
Wokingham in Need junior member Eva Holdway did the honours of cutting the ribbon to officially open the sensory garden, with help from His Worship the Deputy Wokingham Borough Council Mayor Abdul Loyes, Wokingham Town Council Mayor Tony Lack and founder, Sue Jackson. Despite the torrential rain, it was truly a wonderful day, and we felt so fortunate that such an event was able to go ahead.
Thank you to everyone who donated to this project and who joined us to see the sensory garden come to life. Wokingham in Need continue to do so many great things to help the Wokingham community, but they couldn’t have done it without your help!