Beauvale Care Home in Bingham benefits from Barratt Homes donations
Barratt Homes recently donated pollinators and a butterfly house to a care home to help its residents welcome the winged wonders.
Beauvale Care Home in Bingham, which is close to the homebuilder’s Romans’ Quarter community, was given the equipment for those at the home to spend more time in the garden and enjoy watching butterflies.
Barratt Homes provided a butterfly house for the colourful visitors find a new home in the grounds, in addition to butterflyboms; which are biodegradable pollinators to be planted in a bid to attract local butterflies.
Mark Fairholme, administrator at Beauvale Care Home, said: “Our residents enjoy spending time outdoors so we are grateful for the donation from Barratt Homes and will look forward to welcoming more butterflies to the garden areas of our care home.”
The donation followed the Big Butterfly Count, led by Butterfly Conservation, which was s a UK-wide survey designed to assess the health of our environment simply by counting the amount and type of butterflies and some day-flying moths we see on a daily basis.
Since 2014, Barratt Homes and the RSPB have been working together to show how new homes and communities can help nature and support wildlife.
This has included sharing knowledge and expertise to develop an innovative brick for swifts to nest in, create landscape guides, and establish accredited wildlife-friendly show gardens at many developments.
Mark Cotes, managing director at Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: “Making sure we provide homes for wildlife as well as our customers is one of our greatest priorities as a leading housebuilder.”