We are excited to share photos of the recently renovated Donohoe Court Garden. This project was carried out by a team of volunteers from SSE Energy, who have a long-standing commitment to community engagement.

The collaboration was initiated by Board Member Angus Murray, who helped establish the relationship between SSE and Cornerstone. The garden makeover was made possible through the incredible efforts of the SSE volunteers, Cornerstone colleagues and a generous donation from benefactor Jim MacPherson.

Cornerstone Care Management Coordinator, June McKechnie also offered her gardening expertise to give everyone a lesson in proper plant potting, which was very well-received. Everyone was hands-on, from weeding and constructing gazebos to building a wishing well!

A selection of sensory touch blocks and mirrors, wind chimes, light up toadstools, mirror balls, wind spinners and outdoor Bluetooth speakers were all set up alongside the newly painted colourful fences and beautiful flower beds to make the garden a special place for everyone in Donohoe Court to continue to enjoy. It really did feel like the first day of summer.

Throughout the day Lewis, who we support in Donohoe Court, and his parents popped out to see things coming together and encourage the team for their hard work. The day ended with all the people we support in Donohoe Court coming outside to see their fabulous new garden space and soak up the sun.

A huge thank you to SSE’s Natasha, Laura, Shaz, Daniel, Alexandra, Megan, Nathan, Joseph and Jonathan as well as Angus, Peter, Rachel and June for all your hard work making this incredible day and garden happen.