Beavers get digging for home’s garden makeover

PUBLISHED: 16:00 30 April 2017

Youngsters get digging at Summer Lane.

Youngsters get digging at Summer Lane.

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Youngsters from Wick St Lawrence Beavers were among the community volunteers who stepped in to help give a Worle care home’s garden a makeover.

The children were joined by parents and helpers from village businesses who donned wellies to help with the transformation of Summer Lane Care Home’s outdoor space.

The helpers spent an exhausting day weeding, removing turfing and digging over soil ready for planting, and now plan to turn it into a vegetable and herb garden.

The Big Dig project will see Summer Lane compete against other homes run by parent company Country Court Care in a series of garden and growing-related contests.

Summer Lane activities co-ordinator April Lewis said: “We had a great response to our call for volunteers. It gave me a real sense of satisfaction to think that this small idea ended up being so well supported.

“The new garden area will be a great asset for the home in the long-term; it’s really important to encourage our residents to continue to enjoy their hobbies and interests.”


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