On 26th May, a team of 16 volunteers from our Board of Directors got their hands dirty, spending a day helping Leicestershire Cares to transform two areas of the community garden ‘A Place to Grow’ in Enderby.
Working hard throughout the day, the team got involved with everything from laying crazy paving to painting and gardening. Focus was placed on two particular areas that received a complete redevelopment in order to help improve the community garden. One of these areas, that was specifically designed for children, saw the addition of a children’s wooden playhouse and a whole host of new tubs and plants.
Talking about the day, Sytner Group Managing Director, Darren Edwards, said:
“For the last 5 years Sytner have tried to encourage our employees to support local communities. As a board, we feel it is important to lead by example, and we do this through our involvement with Leicestershire Cares.”
A Place to Grow offers support to anyone with mental and physical related health problems in the local area. The community garden at which the team spent the day is a wonderful free to use area that aims to encourage people to learn new skills such as vegetable and fruit growing.
People can be found using the site on a regular basis and find it an important place to help them build confidence, motivation and independence.
John Beckitt, Site Co-ordinator, was very happy to have the team along and commented:
“The volunteers have made a huge impact on the areas of the garden where work would otherwise have taken weeks to complete. We have a highly committed team of clients here at A Place to Grow whose morale will be greatly raised when they come and see the results of today’s work.”