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Scouts give Shiregreen residents garden makeovers

3 July 2015
Scouts doing a garden makeover

Residents in Shiregreen have enjoyed blooming garden makeovers at an annual adoption day thanks to funding from Sanctuary Housing and the 231st Sheffield Scout Group.

Using green-fingered skills at the garden makeovers

The residents, who find it hard to maintain their own gardens, were offered the garden makeovers to help them savour the space in time for summer. The Scout Group used the green-fingered skills they learnt at last year’s event to tidy the residents’ gardens.

Gardening tips

During the garden makeovers, the Scouts chatted to householders about their green spaces and picked up some valuable gardening tips.

Sophie Lejeune-Peggie, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, commented: “Previous garden adoption days were very popular with Shiregreen residents and the Scouts, and this was something we wanted to turn into an annual project.

“These events make a positive difference to Shiregreen by allowing local groups to engage with residents on community-led projects in a friendly and open environment.”

Scout leader Danny Levick added: “The garden adoption was very rewarding and enjoyable. It’s great to see the work that we do benefiting the Shiregreen community – that’s what the Scouts is all about!”

If you're interested in volunteering with the 231st Sheffield Scout Group please contact Danny Levick on 07791 088048 or email shiregreenscouts@gmail.com.

This project was funded by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.