Project success stories
This is only a small selection of the stories we've recieved: lots more will be added soon.
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Minding the Garden find news ways to support the community
Minding the Garden is a volunteer programme specifically designed for individuals living in and around the Hart District, North Hampshire, who are experiencing mental health problems. It runs a community garden project where service users undertake gardening for vulnerable adults within the community.
Over the cold winter months they came up with a great new way to support the elderly and vulnerable. Read more
Transforming community spaces into colourful escapes
Pride and Prejudice is a short-term recovery-focused project for people experiencing mental distress in Plymouth, South West England. The project has been encouraging and empowering service users to take an active role in re-designing their local green spaces with fantastic results! Everyone has been exploring their creative side - developing ideas, designs, and drawing up plans to transform a derelict piece of land into a colourful and peaceful retreat. Read more
Garden gets new life thanks to local support
When Winthrop Park Charity based in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, developed its plans for a new sensory garden, they knew they couldn’t do this without a little extra support. So before they breathed new life into the land they appealed to local businesses for help. Despite the appalling winter snow and severe cold, volunteers came in numbers with trucks and cranes, helping to get the transformation well under way. Read more
Making a Blooming Marvellous difference
‘’During the past year the group has achieved some great things. We’ve supported the personal development of 45 volunteers, established our allotment and transformed many gardens in the local community. This has been awarded with much positive community feedback, including ‘‘I can not stress enough how pleased my mother (93) is with her garden... and the very worthwhile service you provide for the elderly.’’ Read more