Supermarket chips in with Lodge donation - The Worcester Observer

Supermarket chips in with Lodge donation

Worcester Editorial 13th Jan, 2015 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

A CAMPAIGN for a new sensory garden at a Worcester children’s home has been given a helping hand by a city supermarket.

Green Hill Lodge will receive a cash boost of £200 from Asda after customers visiting the retail giant voted the Merrimans Hill Road site as the one they wanted to receive the donation.

The Silver Street superstore selects three charities or organisations for people to vote. First place was handed £200 while the other two both received £50.

Coun Liz Eyre, Worcestershire County Council’s cabinet member for children and families, said: “This will be another welcome boost for the sensory garden which has already seen a number of charity events supporting it this year.




“Being able to build a sensory garden at the home will make such a tremendous difference to some of these children’s lives.”

The lodge was built seven years and is home to eight children with disabilities and emotional behavioural issues, including autism.


A sensory garden can help calm or stimulate the senses of children who suffer with autism and help the young person’s senses to regulate.

Emma Lyall, team manager at the lodge, added: “We are absolutely delighted that ASDA have recognised our project.

“It will have a real impact on our children, who all have such differing needs and it would be wonderful to be able to give them something that would make such a huge impact on their day-to-day lives.”

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