Residents at two Extra Care Living courts in Knotty Ash have launched a new community garden in memory of Sir Ken Dodd. The new garden, named Doddy’s Den by Lady Anne at its official opening event, will create a new community space for local people in Liverpool.
Funded by grants and donations from the community and residents at the two Extra Care Living courts, Doddy’s Den also features new seating areas and a gazebo for picnics and social activities.
Lady Anne Dodd said: “I’d like to thank Ash Grange and Brookside House for inviting me to open the newly renovated garden in memory of my husband – Sir Ken Dodd. I was so very impressed by the wonderful work the residents and staff carried out to enable this excellent project to come to fruition.
“I was highly honored to be asked to open the garden and unveil the plaque on the magnificent hut! I do hope that the residents will have an enjoyable summer sitting in the gazebo and watching the garden grow!”
Liam Jones, Extra Care manager at Housing 21 said: “We are very proud of our residents at Ash Grange and Brookside House. The work they put in to have this garden transformed is just incredible.
“Community is a big part of our Extra Care Living offer so to see another area for local people visit and enjoy themselves is just great. It was really just the cherry on the cake when Lady Anne came to our opening event and named the garden after the late Sir Ken Dodd.“
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