Community Garden Project
Tue, 28 August 2012
Earlier this year Tameside College students worked alongside volunteers from the Davaar Medical Centre in Dukinfield to help create a Peace Garden for patients.
The project started on a cold February morning, despite the snow, students got stuck in and prepared the site ready for landscaping. Weekly visits followed, where students took on a number of jobs, transforming the piece of derelict land into a Peace Garden for patients and staff at the surgery to enjoy.
The Garden was officially opened this summer by the Deputy Principal of Tameside College, Jenny Worsdale and the Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Brenda Warrington.
The students also ran a fund raising stall on the day, selling garden products including bird seeds and planters to help raise money towards a garden maintenance fund. Before the event came to an end, the students presented a photograph showing the transformation of the garden to Dr Tim Dowling, as a gift on behalf of the college.
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.”
A special thank you goes to the students involved; Aaron Dewar, Adam Buckley, Wayne Wilde, Matthew Taylor, Ryan Taylor, Cory Turner, Jordan Carter, Aron Horabin, Tyler Keates, Kimberley Cregg and Dale Bradwell.