John Grooms Court, Norwich, officially celebrated the start of its refurbishment building work on Friday 24 June.
The event was attended by local MP Chloe Smith as well as Canon Richard Bowett and other members of the John Grooms fundraising committee. John Grooms Court staff and residents also gathered to enjoy the celebrations.
John Grooms Court is home to 20 young disabled adults. The majority have multiple and complex disabilities such as MS, Spina Bifida, learning disabilities, and Parkinsons. The care home is run by national disability charity Livability.
The John Grooms Court appeal was launched in November 2008 to insure that John Grooms could continue to provide excellent levels of care and support to disabled people in the area. Over £680,000 has been raised to this date.
Mike Flavell, John Grooms Court manager, said ”The launch event was a great way for us to celebrate the start of this crucial building work and also an opportunity to look back at a very successful fundraising appeal. John Grooms is a very special place and with this new development work we can continue to offer the best facilities, care and support to all our residents.”
Anyone wanting to support John Grooms Court and its ongoing fundraising activities can contact the Friend of John Grooms by writing to Lady Walpole or group secretary Barbara Lashley c/o John Grooms Court, 215 Sprowston Road, Norwich, NR3 4HX.