Green-fingered volunteers put their talents to work

Some of the young people who took part in the project

Some of the young people who took part in the project

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YOUNGSTERS from the Prince’s Trust put their green fingers to work helping revitalise the herb garden at Chaseley care home.

The work was part of a 12-week programme where participants take part in a variety of activities designed to help develop and improve skills. Under the guidance of project co-ordinators Kyle Holman and Alex Bellamy, the group spent a whole week in March digging, weeding, hedge cutting and generally working extremely hard in transforming the somewhat neglected area.

They also developed two new raised vegetable planters for the residents.

A tea party was hosted by staff and residents for the team at the end of the week to say thank you and Simone Moate, Chaseley’s social care co-ordinator, expressed her delight with the results of the project. “We really enjoyed having the team at Chaseley and they all worked very hard,” she said.

“The herb garden looks lovely.

“We wish them all success and fun with their work placements and the rest of the project, and look forward to seeing Amy again for her work placement with us.”