Volunteers transform gardens for Mencap service users - The Leamington Observer

Volunteers transform gardens for Mencap service users

THE GARDENS of a day centre in Leamington for people with complex needs are being transformed with a little help from its friends.

A team from Santander spent a day working at the Fordsfield Centre in Bury Road, a service run by Heart of England Mencap.

They dug in deep landscaping and making a start on a new butterfly garden.

Later in the summer, it will be planted and finished, using money raised through the recent Tesco Bags of Help collection in stores across Leamington.

The garden will be full of wild flowers to attract butterflies, bees and other insects.

Heart of England Mencap chief executive Helena Wallis said: “It’s going to be a really valuable sensory space for the people with complex physical and learning disabilities that we support at Fordsfield,”

“It would never have been possible without the donation from Tesco and the hard work of this volunteer team from Santander and we are so grateful for their support. To a small charity like ours, it makes a huge difference.”

Heart of England Mencap supports individuals with learning disabilities, working across Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

Services range from day activities to residential care, with supported living, short breaks, respite and outreach also a key part of the charity’s work.

Visit www.heartofenglandmencap.org.uk for further details.


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