Scouts from the 231st Shiregreen group are celebrating after receiving five years of support from Sanctuary Housing, which has included funding of more than £3,000.
The group has been working with Sanctuary since 2013 on local projects including garden transformations for Shiregreen householders aimed at reducing social isolation, and supporting Remembrance Day ceremonies each year.
A Million Hands
In 2016, the scouts took part in a special project at Park View Residential Care Home, run by Sanctuary Care, as part of their ‘A Million Hands’ project. This saw the young people put together vintage memory boxes and plant a sensory garden for residents living with dementia.
“It’s been a privilege to work with Sanctuary”
Craig Long, from 231st Shiregreen Scouts, said: “It’s been a privilege to work with Sanctuary for the last five years on projects that make a real difference for local residents of all ages.”
“I look forward to reaching out to more residents”
Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, added: “The projects we have worked on with the scouts for the last five years have supported our residents in a number of ways and helped instil a real sense of community to the area.
“We are set to work with them again this year on further community initiatives and I look forward to reaching out to more residents and seeing the positive results of these projects.”
These projects are funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.