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Chester school children do the dishes

5 February 2016

School children in Chester have been doing the dishes as they enjoy their new outdoor kitchen play facilities.

Sanctuary Group and Castlemead have installed a new messy kitchen and fencing

Leading housing and care provider Sanctuary Group has joined forces with appointed contractor Castlemead to install a messy play kitchen and new fencing at Mill View Primary School in Upton.

Support for local school as a result of Sanctuary’s Upton Dene care home

The school has been supported as a direct result of Sanctuary’s £6 million care home development at nearby Upton Dene. The 74-bed Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home has been built on empty land near to the Countess of Chester Hospital and offers luxurious accommodation for residents requiring residential, nursing, dementia and palliative care. As well as beautiful en-suite bedrooms, the home, which is run by Sanctuary Care, includes a range of communal facilities for residents, with light and airy lounges and dining areas, a cinema room, therapy room, a hair and beauty salon and a private dining area.

Danielle Wrigley, development manager for Sanctuary Group, said: “We actively look for opportunities to support the communities in which we are building new homes and are delighted to support Mill View Primary School. We’ve worked closely with our contractor and the Parent Teacher Association at the school to supply this equipment and it is fantastic to see the children making the most of these fun improvements.”

Ali Gibbons, deputy head teacher at Mill View Primary School added: "The new fencing area and kitchen will enhance our learning environment and is an important step in our plans to develop our outdoor provision at Mill View. A big thank you to Sanctuary for their generous grant."

Joe O’Donnell, director of Castlemead Group Limited, said: “Castlemead are delighted to have been able to provide Mill View Primary School with this facility as part of our work to build the new care home at Upton Dene for Sanctuary. We believe in investing in local communities wherever we undertake construction work and we hope that this facility will be enjoyed for years to come by the budding chefs of Mill View Primary.”

Ali Ireland, chair of Mill View Primary School PTA, added:  "We hope this amazing community gift from Sanctuary will act as a springboard for Mill View PTA to fundraise and co-ordinate the opportunities to enhance more of our outdoor learning and active play provisions at Mill View."

For more details about Sanctuary’s Upton Dene Residential and Nursing Home please call 01244 569825.


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