Teenage volunteers are helping to make a disabled centre blossom.
Youngsters involved in the National Citizens Service (NCS) at The Zone in Huddersfield are working to revamp the gardens of Leonard Cheshire Disability charity.
The gardens of the charity’s Beechwood Centre at Edgerton are inaccessible by wheelchair and lack any shrubs or flowers to attract wildlife.
The team of 16 and 17-year-olds on the NCS scheme have begun a project to re-lay paths and create a vibrant landscaped garden for everyone to enjoy.
Katy Stockdale, NCS Coordinator at The Zone Huddersfield Community Trust, said: “It has been a pleasure building this partnership. The young people have volunteered with Leonard Cheshire lending a hand, building friendships and offering their services.
“It has been an honour to be part of this and a real achievement for the young people involved.
“It is a real sense of achievement when you bring the community together to benefit others.”
The children have already raised almost £600 towards the project.
It is hoped funds raised by the NCS Summer wave, which was a bag pack at Sainsbury’s, along with a £200 donation from Barclays will go towards making the garden more accessible.
Part of the work is well underway and you can see a short video of the improvements made and where the fundraising money has gone by visiting www.makingbeechwoodblossom.uk .
For further information on the NCS programme please visit www.thezonehct.com or contact NCS Coordinator Katy Stockdale on 01484 484168 or via email at Katy.email@example.com.