Local community’s fruitful donation to Cherry Trees respite

Cherry Trees in Shepley has received an “apple-solutely” generous donation from members of their local community.

It is with thanks to neighbour Robert Edmunds and Carol Wareham from the Shepley CO-OP Society who surprised service users and staff by donating and delivering five fruit trees to plant in the home’s sensory gardens.

Planting the tree’s

One sunny Saturday afternoon, service users Thomas and Aloysha enjoyed getting their hands dirty along with staff who all mucked in to help plant the trees, learning about how to take care of them along the way.

service user digging hole with garden spade


The planting was followed by an Afternoon Tea which included tea and cake – next time there’ll be a fresh apple pie too, all enjoyed surrounded by their beautiful new landscape.

service user and staff sat at picnic table enjoying afternoon tea

Everyone is looking forward tasting the fruits of their labour for years to come!

Supporting independent living for adults with learning disabilities

Recently refurbished, Cheery Trees Respite is a flexible respite home designed to meet the needs of people with learning disabilities with a variety of needs including those with physical disabilities, sensory needs, mobility needs and Autism.

The new facilities include a Sensory Bathroom that features a multi-sensory bath; a Sensory Room, with multi-sensory facilities to suit various sensory needs and a sensory garden.

Find out more about our respite and short breaks service.