Volunteers are needed to help a very special gardening group in Huddersfield.

Growing Works, a gardening project set up to encourage children and adults with additional needs to work outside, now needs help itself.

The group is looking for volunteers to help support its fundraising work and growing activities.

Growing Works supports children, families, adults and carers who have disabilities, physical or mental health needs.

In 2015 the organisation worked with 320 individuals and families through its weekly group sessions which take place at local allotments.

Rachel Burnett from Growing Works said: “Our aim is to give our participants confidence and help them to feel less isolated whilst developing life skills and having fun along the way.

“By getting local volunteers on board it can really make a difference to what we can achieve.”

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Growing Works, which runs sessions around Kirklees, is recruiting volunteers who enjoy the outdoors or can commit a few hours to assist at fundraising events, work with adults and young people or help with administration.

The organisation currently supports a number of families through its Saturday morning ‘Sprout’ groups at Northorpe Hall in Mirfield, Cliffe House in Shepley and Hope Bank Works at Honley.

It offers a range of activities to children with additional needs and their families. These range from planting seeds and bulbs, to making animal habitats, outdoor cooking, den building, willow weaving and crafts. There is also a chance to make new friends and meet other families.

Growing works wants would-be volunteers to get in touch with them.

Contact Sue Brown on 01484 606506 or email info@growingworks.org.uk or go to