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Barchester care home impresses with gardening award

Barchester care home impresses with gardening award
8th October 2009

A leading Barchester Healthcare care home has picked up a big prize for its work on the more aesthetically-pleasing areas of its grounds.

Edwin Clarke and his wife Glenys were honoured for their dedication to maintaining a great garden space at Prestbury Beaumont Care Home near Macclesfield after their hard work in creating attractive and appealing flower beds and other features, the Macclesfield Express revealed.

On hand to give them their award was none other than Ground Force's Charlie Dimmock, who gave them a trophy and £500 to be spent in maintaining the already beautiful space the couple created at the home.

The competition final, which was presented at the Hurlingham Club in London, was the platform to a number of strong submissions from candidate care homes under the Barchester banner - something which truly impressed Ms Dimmock.

She said: "The level of competition has been very high this year, with so many people putting in lots of hard work and the results have been magnificent."

Mark Shockledge, the general manager of the home, added: "We feel that making the most of the outdoor space is important for our residents and it has been lovely to see them and their guests really enjoying our garden this summer."

Prestbury Beaumont is an extremely well-performing care home, receiving the top Excellent rating from the Care Quality Commission and maintaining 24-hour nursing care.

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