Burnham-On-Sea autism home benefits from
at a home for adults with autism in Burnham-On-Sea have recently
benefited from an unusual swap between an artist from the town
and a nearby garden centre.
Ann Lovell has exchanged some of her paintings of Sanders Garden
World in Brent Knoll with staff at the site in return for a £500
cash donation to the National Autistic Societys (NAS) residential
home Cherry Trees House in the town.
Burks, Sanders Garden World Managing Director, said: "Ann
is often at the garden centre sketching pictures of the site and
drawing caricatures of people eating in our Lemon Grove
decided to take part in the swap as I was very impressed by her
71, donated the money to Cherry Trees House, one of two homes
in the town run by the Burnham Service branch of the NAS, as her
son, Frank, aged 43, is cared for at the centre.
said: "The home in Burnham-On-Sea has used the money to buy
a trampoline, which residents can use for exercising and to release
some of their energy."
cash was donated to the centre via the Friends of Burnham Service
(FOBS) charity, which I am a member of. Any money raised by FOBS
is used for any little extras the home needs, such as the trampoline
or to pay for courses and activities the residents participate
Trees provides a home for nine adults with a range of autistic
spectrum disorders. The home is run by the National Autistic Society
and is one of two homes, the second of which is called Park View,
owned by the charity in Burnham-On-Sea.
shows Peter Burks, Managing Director of Sanders Garden World,
presents Chris Morgan, Manager of Cherry Trees, with a £500
cheque in return for the paintings of the garden centre by artist
Ann Lovell (centre back). Anns son, Frank, (left back) is
also pictured along with fellow Cherry Trees resident, Graham
Sanders Garden World