Praise for Portishead community after donations support care centre project

Senior maintenance manager Paul Bennett and housekeeper Melinda Boganyi brought the garden to life.

Senior maintenance manager Paul Bennett and housekeeper Melinda Boganyi brought the garden to life. Picture: Harbour Residential Care Centre - Credit: Harbour Residential Care Centre

The Portishead community and care centre residents’ families have been praised for donating seeds and plants to support Harbour Residential’s Going Green project.

Senior maintenance manager Paul Bennett and housekeeper Melinda Boganyi brought the garden to life.

Senior maintenance manager Paul Bennett and housekeeper Melinda Boganyi brought the garden to life. Picture: Harbour Residential Care Centre - Credit: Harbour Residential Care Centre

The Portishead care centre, in Harbour Road, has seen its garden filled with fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers.

The scheme has been spearheaded by senior maintenance manager Paul Bennett and housekeeper Melinda Boganyi, who launched their Going Green project in summer.

Produce grown ranges from strawberries, carrots, peas, beans and butternut squash to cucumbers, caulis and cabbages.

Paul said: “We cannot thank our residents’ families, friends and the community enough for their generous donations. Covid-19 has been a challenging time for us all, but we are committed to the continued implementation of new and creative initiatives to ensure everyone in our home remains as happy and healthy as possible.”

A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers are growing in the garden.Picture: Harbour Residen

A variety of fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers are growing in the garden.Picture: Harbour Residential Care Centre - Credit: Harbour Residential Care Centre