Prince’s Trust and Groundwork renovate garden for Willows Dementia Hub

Date published: 13 March 2019

The Willows Dementia Hub hosted a grand opening for the newly refurbished gardens on Thursday 7 March.

The team were able to showcase their efforts to residents of the Willows, members of the local community and councillors Richard Farnell and Billy Sheerin.

The refurbishment has come as a joint effort between the Willows, Groundwork and the Prince’s Trust, which raised £154 for equipment and resources, allowing the team to purchase all the necessary items to transform the gardens.

The garden spaces were designed, built and unveiled by the team of volunteers.

A spokesperson for the Willows said: “We are extremely proud of the young team and are happy to have the gardens open for our residents and the local community alike to enjoy for many years to come.

"Thank you to the Balderstone and Kirkholt councillors for supporting the project with £3,000 for outdoor furniture."

The Prince’s Trust organisation takes on new projects and opportunities to better support local young people, whereas Groundwork’s Land Team works to create sustainable communities by ‘developing initiatives which cut across economic, social and environmental issues.’

Many of the young people said the project has developed their confidence, improved their communication and team work skills, giving them new life skills they would not have had the opportunity to access without the support of Prince’s Trust.

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