A sheltered housing resident in Botesdale has donated flowers to brighten up a communal patio area, as a thank you to neighbours and staff at the council-run scheme.
Elizabeth Moss, aged 88, who has been a resident at Farnish House for just under three years, came up with the fragrant way to show her gratitude.
“I love it here and I wanted to give something back to the other residents and staff to let them know how much I appreciate what they have done for me,” Elizabeth said.
“We moved to Suffolk over 40 years ago, so being able to stay in the area has meant that I have been able to keep my local connections. Being close, I am able to have friends come and visit me and we also have councillors come to talk to us. The scheme is very well run and comfortable, and I am so pleased that I moved here, it was a great decision for me.
She added: “I was living alone after my husband died and it was getting difficult for me to manage, particularly with all the steps. I feel safe and secure here and there are no steps!”
Elizabeth’s donation has been used to purchase a lovely array of bright and colourful arrangements of lavenders, roses and hydrangeas for all the residents to enjoy all year round and for many years to come.
Lesley Harsent, Farnish House scheme manager said: “Elizabeth’s donation is very kind and has helped make a real difference to the patio area and has created a lovely view from the lounge too. We have used about half of Elizabeth donation so far so will there are more flowers to come.”
Photo caption: Lesley Harsent, scheme manager with Elizabeth Moss, resident.