Havencare has embarked on an exciting project to develop an all-encompassing sensory garden, including David and Viv Heyes on day two of the charity bike ride (1)allotments, for people with Learning Disabilities and Autism

Aptly named ‘The Haven’, the sensory garden will be created in partnership with Brook Housing (also a registered charity). They have kindly donated land needed for this fantastic project.

The aim is to have a space where people can enjoy growing their own vegetables, fruits and flowers and learning valuable life skills along the way.  There are plans for a sensory undercover space for the most vulnerable people with complex needs to also enjoy. A great place to visit to just sit, have a cup of tea or a picnic, and watch what is going on! This space will enable people to achieve outcomes in their independence, accessing the community, building relationships, meaningful occupation and more. Read more.

The brother of one of Havencare’s support staff has chosen this project to raise much need funds.  In 2013 David and his wife, Viv completed Lands End to John o’Groats – commonly referred to as ‘LEJOG’ covering 937 miles… how do you top that?! The challenge is to go one better this year and get over 1,000 miles in one trip. You can read more about the challenge here where you can also make a donation towards the project.