A day nursery in Bodicote is celebrating its 20th anniversary by planting up a new flower bed at the village entrance.
Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey Oxfordshire is donating £350 to buy new summer plants and help in its upkeep.
Saltway Day Nursery, for children aged from six months to five years, began preparations for the flowerbed during May, with help from members of the nursery’s parents committee.
Kate O’Connor, nursery principal, said: “We are extremely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for their donation. The flowerbed will provide a warm welcome to the village and can be enjoyed by everyone.
“The flowerbed is located in the village near to the nursery, and will bring parents and the local community closer together. The help Taylor Wimpey is providing is super and we would like to say a big thank you to them.”
Any funds remaining from Taylor Wimpey’s donation will be put towards an appeal to raise money for a public access defibrillator for the residents of Bodicote, which will be located in the village and accessible at all times, as well as being linked to the ambulance service.
Saltway Day Nursery is hosting a wide variety of other events throughout the year to raise the £2,000 needed for the defibrillator, including a fete on Friday, June 26, a dressing-up day and Christmas gift night in November.
The nursery is also inviting all past Saltway families and staff to their barbecue celebration this summer to celebrate their 20th anniversary. Anybody interested in attending should contact Saltway Day Nursery on 01295 273519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Taylor Wimpey are currently building at Longford Park.