Rotarians provide new look to entrance at Winsley

Posted by Jenny Steele, on February 18 2015 in: News

The Dorothy House Hospice Care entrance area now has a new look thanks to the Bradford on Avon Rotary Club and the Dorothy House volunteer garden team. Visitors are now welcomed to the grounds by a beautiful stone feature, which has been engraved with our name.

The handsome millstone was found buried in shrub land in the Winsley grounds, and had been hidden for many years. The volunteer gardening team at the hospice planned to make it into an attractive feature and the Bradford on Avon Rotary Club agreed to generously support the project.

The work was led by Julian Long, Bradford on Avon Rotary Club Community Service Committee Chairman, and with the help of the gardening team they cleared the entrance area, constructed the foundations and built a low stone wall. They then transported the stone to the stonemasons, James Long of Trowbridge, who kindly polished and engraved the millstone for free.

The stone has now been placed into position and in the coming weeks the team will be planting a mixture of flowering and non-flowering shrubs around the stone. The plants have been purchased using a donation made to the hospice by the children from Winsley Primary School.

The new entrance stone has been the result of amazing team work across the local community. Dorothy House would like to thank everyone who has given their time, energy and support to making this project become a reality.

The stone was officially handed over from the Bradford on Avon Rotary Club President, Geoff Eynon, to the Dorothy House Chief Executive, John Davies, on Tuesday 17 February at 3pm.