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Anglia in Bloom - Sponsorship - Kingsley Healthcare



       Above – MAJOR SPONSORS 2016 KINGSLEY HEALTHCARE Left to right - Sue Hacon Darshana Wasantha, Brian Thornton, Ian Jarvis and Terry Bane - Picture by Mirelle Bane


Suffolk-based care homes group Kingsley Healthcare has signed up as major sponsor for Anglia in Bloom in its 20th anniversary year.

CEO Daya Thayan said: “We are delighted to become the major sponsor of Anglia in Bloom in a year that our company is blossoming in so many ways.“Many of our care homes are in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex which are counties blessed with wonderful countryside.

“And we are conscious of the need to cherish and nurture the natural environment which is God’s gift to our residents.


“Our gardens at all our homes are our pride and joy, whether they are relatively small urban spaces or acres of mature grounds in the country.”

Mr Thayan said as Kingsley prepared to move into its new headquarters this summer, helping to regenerate an area at the heart of Lowestoft, he was also conscious of the important role flowers, shrubs and trees played in lifting the urban landscape.

He said: “The In Bloom story is one that is blossoming wonderfully itself into its 20th year, bringing together communities in cities, towns and villages across the region.


“So I want to wish everyone taking part this year the best of luck. May all your hard work further enhance the communities in which you live.”

As part of its support, Kingsley will be sponsoring four categories including a new one – Golden Garden – for sheltered housing schemes and care homes.


Brian Thornton President of Anglia in Bloom, said:

“We welcome and thank Kingsley Healthcare for becoming our first major business sponsor in our special 20th anniversary year of Anglia in Bloom and look forward to a long and fruitful partnership, Terry Bane and myself with members of Lowestoft in Bloom will be visiting Lilac Lodge in Lowestoft to advise on the use of plants in a small area that will provide colour, impact and interest for residents and visitors but also be sustainable, biodiverse and provide a food source for beneficial insects, birds and wildlife, some of the plants are to be provided free by City College Norwich who not only support Friends of Norwich in Bloom but have a friendship link with Lowestoft in Bloom.”


Brian added, “We are aiming to take photos of the developing garden throughout the next 12 months and show on this webpage of our Anglia in Bloom website, we would encourage all Bloom groups in the Anglia region to “adopt/support” local Sheltered Housing Schemes and Care Homes in their neighbourhoods to help provide and develop a “Golden Garden” not only for the enjoyment of residents and visitors but for the benefit of biodiversity and native wildlife”.


George Dawson Chair of The Anglia in Bloom Judges, said:

“I too would like to welcome and thank Kingsley Healthcare for their sponsorship and support, to celebrate Anglia in Blooms 20th anniversary and our partnership with Kingsley Healthcare I have created a new Special Award Category for a “Golden Garden” Sheltered Housing Scheme and Care Home, we would like at least one nomination from every In Bloom entrant this year, my judges would be pleased to be shown many Golden Gardens on our summer judging tour in July.


Hobbyist Wood Turners George Dawson and Ivor Hacon each year create a unique and beautiful set of up to 35 wooden trophies for winners at the prestigious Anglia in Bloom Campaign awards ceremony in September. George added “We are working on something special for the first winner of the Kingsley Golden Garden Trophy to be presented at The Ocean Rooms, Gorleston on September 6th.  


George added "Anglia in Bloom is particularly committed to encouraging communities to develop more sustainable and drought gardens and displays, we also have a special award for The Best Drought/Sustainable Garden in the Anglia region, we hope to see many more sustainable and drought gardens developing and maturing across the region.





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