Student Volunteers Create Community Garden

Student Volunteers Create Community Garden

A group of Tameside College students have been busy this year working alongside volunteers from the Davaar Medical Centre to help create a Peace Garden for patients.

Students transformed a piece of derelict land running alongside the Medical Centre into a Peace Garden for patients and staff at the Surgery to enjoy.  The project was funded by Tameside Council’s You Choose Community Fund and co-ordinated by community volunteer, Bob Lindsay.

The project started on a cold February morning, despite the snow, students got stuck in and within two days the ground was prepared and ready for landscaping.  Weekly visits followed, where students took on a number of jobs including; constructing raised beds, painting walls, building planters, laying paving and preparing flower beds for planting. 

Lynne Wilkinson, Practice Manager at Davaar said: “I must re-state how grateful we are for all the help you have provided in getting this project off the ground. The students have been enthusiastic, polite and well-behaved, altogether brilliant! You do a wonderful job and we are very grateful for the opportunity to work with you on this project.”

The Grand Opening of the Peace Garden will take place on 20th June 2012.

A special thank you goes to the students involved; Wayne Wilde, Matthew Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Cory Turner, Jordan Carter, Aron Horabin, Tyler Keates, Kimberley Cregg and Dale Bradwell.