A RUDHEATH supported living complex received a special birthday surprise from the Northwich Vale Royal Rotary Club.

Staff and residents at James House were delighted to receive a cheque for £350 from the charitable organisation on the occasion of their first birthday.

The donation will be used towards improving the garden at the James Street complex - a project which residents will contribute to.

Rotary Club president Gordon Atkinson said: “We decided to support James House after myself and our community services chairman Steve Hollis made a visit there.

“It really made us appreciate the value of the work they do, enabling adults with support needs to live as independently as they can."

The environmentally-friendly complex, which opened last June to provide accommodation for adults with support and care needs, is funded by adult health and social care charity Making Space It offers 14 purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments.

The Rotary Club is keen to continue its relationship with James House and is in talks about working together on a sensory garden for next year's Tatton Park Flower Show.

Karen Bloor, service manager, said: “The Rotary Club donation was a lovely surprise and staff and residents are looking forward to planning our garden project.

“We hope to continue our association with the Rotary Club and truly value their support."