Enhanced view from Knockagh courtesy of garden furniture gift

Rotarians Colin de Fleury, Jim Kelso, Colin McCarthy and Sam Crowe with (seated from left) Wendy Turkington, deputy manager, Knockagh Rise; Hilary McGavock, president of Carrickfergus Rotary Club; resident May McCracken,  Michaela Chambers, activity co-ordinator at the home and resident Niomi Bradshaw.
Rotarians Colin de Fleury, Jim Kelso, Colin McCarthy and Sam Crowe with (seated from left) Wendy Turkington, deputy manager, Knockagh Rise; Hilary McGavock, president of Carrickfergus Rotary Club; resident May McCracken, Michaela Chambers, activity co-ordinator at the home and resident Niomi Bradshaw.

Residents of a Greenisland nursing home are enjoying enhanced views over Belfast Lough courtesy of a surprise presentation from Carrickfergus Rotarians.

Michaela Chambers, who is activity co-ordinator at Knockagh Rise Nursing Home, was one of several people who visited the Rotary club as guest speaker during the presidency of Colin de Fleury.

Michaela provided an insight into the scope of her job and the fulfilment it brought. In the course of her visit, she identified a need for some garden furniture to allow residents to enjoy the outside space and the magnificent views of Belfast Lough, the Co. Down coast and the Mourne Mountains in good weather.

Recently, Rotary immediate past president Colin was among a group, led by the new club president, Hilary McGavock, who visited Knockagh Rise to meet the residents and staff and hand over a gift of garden furniture.

The owner of the home, James Wilson, joined Michaela in expressing gratitude for and appreciation of the gift, on behalf of the residents and staff.

They commented on how much the new furniture would enhance the residents’ enjoyment of the outside space and views of the surrounding countryside from the elevated position of Knockagh.