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Job Centre Plus staff lend a hand

posted 19 Jun 2014, 12:55 by Beechwood Huddersfield   [ updated 20 Jun 2014, 13:05 ]
Organisers behind a large scale gardening project at a disabled care home to its former glory have expressed their thanks to a team of volunteers from Huddersfield Job Centre Plus.

A total of 19 people dug deep over the garden for one day as part of a long term scheme to restore the front garden at Beechwood residential home in Edgerton Road, Huddersfield.

19 volunteers in front of Beechwood
Volunteers from Huddersfield Job Centre Plus gather outside Leonard Cheshire Disability's Beechwood 
residence in Edgerton, Huddersfield to help with the Beechwood in Bloom gardening project

Leonard Cheshire Disability staff, whose organisation owns the home, have been working with jobseekers to tidy up the flower beds over the last few months and make it more accessible to those who live there.

Volunteer Co-ordinator at Beechwood, Gemma McCorkindale said: "We are so grateful to the Department of Work & Pensions for their continuous support and to those who took part. "They have all worked so hard, removing shrubs, clearing pathways, and working flower beds. "The residents and staff are truly delighted with the results."

To find out how to support the Making Beechwood Blossom project please contact: or telephone: 01484 429626.

Reproduced from Huddersfield Daily Examiner article 15.04.14