Prince’s Trust youngsters add colour to Weaver Lodge Gardens
The people we support at Weaver Lodge, Independent Hospital can now enjoy a nicer outdoor space thanks to the efforts of The Cheshire Fire and Rescue Prince’s Trust Team.
From 17 – 4 July 2013 a group of 14 teenagers from the programme together with some of the people we support at Weaver Lodge worked on transforming the garden from an old lifeless landscape, to ordered tranquillity with a vegetable patch, flower beds, seating and outdoor games area. The team raised over £400 through carrying out sponsored events in the community, to enable the transformation of the gardens at Weaver Lodge, Independent Hospital.
The group celebrated the completion of the project with a celebratory event at Weaver Lodge on 5 July, which included a mouth- watering buffet, a special AFG cake designed by Elior Caterers and a tour of Weaver Lodge. The event was attended by the Lord Mayor of Winsford, Councillor Michael Kennedy who officially opened the garden and presented certificates to the young people who had helped create it.
Janette Carr, Registered Manager at Weaver Lodge, Independent Hospital said: “It has been a privilege to work alongside the project team and volunteers. They all showed considerable dedication ,energy and commitment during their time spent at Weaver Lodge. The staff team and the people we support are all extremely grateful that we were selected by the team and enjoyed the time they spent with us. The project was ambitious and was not only hard physical work but required technical skill and team effort.”
She added: “The grounds have been transformed and are a constant reminder of a very special time in the history of Weaver Lodge.”
The Prince’s Trust programme is specifically designed to give young people who are not in employment, education or training a better chance of moving into a job or education through gaining new skills and confidence, through working on community projects.
For more information on the Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service Prince’s Trust Team Programme please visit http://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/