CHELMSFORD 41 CLUB
Formed 11th April 1963
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Having changed the Club’s Aims and Objects in April 2010 to include carrying out community service and fund raising projects, we set out to identify suitable projects that we could work on, with the members of Round Table and the rest of the Chelmsford Table Family.
A small number of our members have provided further assistance to Broomfield Hospital in clearing shingle (again!) for a further garden they are developing. Click here for some pictures of the guys hard at work.
Our previous project was to assist with the creation of a Dementia Garden at Broomfield Hospital. On Saturday 15th November 2014, a total of some 40 volunteers, including members of Chelmsford Boys and Girls Club and others, cleared the site. It had been anticipated that this work would take a whole day but, in the event, was completed by midday. Click here for some pictures
Previously a project involved us in providing a “make-over” of a courtyard garden at Broomfield hospital.
The Stroke Courtyard Garden
The purpose of this garden is to help with the rehabilitation of people who have suffered a stroke. The garden has different surfaces and gradients on which many patients are able to learn how to walk again. It has plants with different scents to help stimulate the sense of smell in patients who may have suffered brain damage as a result of a stroke.
The garden is meant to provide a peaceful haven for patients, their families and the staff of the hospital. However, unfortunately, the garden had fallen into such a state of “disrepair” that it could no longer be used.
41 Club members voted unanimously to take on the project and provide funds for materials and plants. Round Table also agreed to provide support in terms of financial support and man power. So, following site visits in November and December 2010, work started on a restoration project on Monday 31st January.
In all, 42 people, mainly for 41 Club but also from Round Table, Tangent and Ladies Circle participated in some way during the project that was completed in time for The Mayor of Chelmsford to officially re-open the garden on Wednesday 30th March.
A plaque now sits in the garden that recognises the work carried out by the “Chelmsford Round Table Family”. Also, we secretly placed a small time capsule in the garden that lists the names of all those who participated in the work.
Please click here for before and after pictures of this project.
In 2017 work was undertaken on a further garden at Broomfield Hospital. Please take a look at these pictures.
Another previous project was the construction of a decking area to provide a safe play environment for a family with children suffering from Autism.
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