Thursday, 9 August 2012

Time Well Spent at Plymouth

[caption id="attachment_3961" align="alignright" width="640"] Tony Easton, Malcolm MacCormack, Sue Lamming, Trish Taylor, Ross Smith and the mascot Bert the Schnauzer.[/caption]

Sue Lamming has been in touch with a tale of the hard work she and some of her Plymouth colleagues undertook on July 11th...

[caption id="attachment_3962" align="alignleft" width="200"] Before...[/caption]

The Beckley Centre is an activity centre for children with learning difficulties and physical difficulties. The garden and play area was badly over grown. Tony’s son attends the Beckley Centre and asked for any volunteers as it needed a bit of TLC.

We were happy to oblige, our managers allowed us the time off work to go. Ross and Trish set about the the wall approaching the Centre and cleared it cleared of ivy and weeds, also the borders were weeded and tidied up and I cleared the main entrance border.

[caption id="attachment_3964" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Making progress...[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_3963" align="alignleft" width="225"] Rain didn't stop play![/caption]

Malcolm cleared the path leading into the woods giving easier access for the wheelchairs.  Tony and Malcolm cleared several massive bushes from the boarder in the play area; the children are digging a massive hole which will be a tunnel into China!

The boys then cut down massive tree branches over hanging the play area. I had finished my border so set about putting the branches through the wood shredder that had been lent to us.

The weather was not kind, but we worked through light showers and sheltered from the heavy ones, it made the day very heavy going but incredibly satisfying and I was proud to be a part of the gang.

[caption id="attachment_3968" align="aligncenter" width="448"] ... and after :)[/caption]

1 comment:

  1. Mark Cashmore, Chief Executive9 August 2012 at 10:55

    Often giving time to solve a problem can be much more effective than donating money. I'm sure the children will benefit greatly from your efforts.