A FAMILY have paid tribute to their beloved mother and nan by giving the garden at an Andover care home a makeover. 

On Mother's Day, March 19, the family of Margaret ‘Joyce’ Chivers tidied the gardens at Clifford House Care Home on Alexandra Road.

Joyce passed away aged 95 on February 12.

She lived through many milestones, such as being a child evacuee in the war. She is greatly missed by all of her family, including her seven children, 18 grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren. 

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In her memory, her family also raised more than a hundred pounds for the care home to thank the staff for all the love they showed Joyce while she stayed there. 

Shirley May, Joyce's daughter, said: "We wanted to give back and do something positive for others to enjoy, the staff are fantastic at Clifford House and I know that my mum was a beloved character.

"The most important thing to my mum was her family and she gave so much love to others; we wanted to give something back to the residences and to others in return."

The family grabbed their garden forks and spades to tend, weed and plant an array of colourful flowers for all residents at the care home. 

Andover Advertiser: The ground floor bay window after its make-over, where the beloved nan would wave to her grandchildren.The ground floor bay window after its make-over, where the beloved nan would wave to her grandchildren. (Image: Public)

They paid special attention to the ground floor bay window, which was where Joyce would wave to her grandchildren during the pandemic.

The family also paid a special thanks to Blakes, who provided the flowers and to Terry Everett, a landscaper who helped with all the heavy digging.