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Workers help with garden makeover

Coventry Editorial 4th Sep, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A GARDEN at a respite unit for children was given a makeover by Coventry Building Society staff.

Twenty workers helped spruce up The Birches – a unit for children with learning disabilities and other health needs – as part of the society’s community partners programme.

The trust that runs the Farber Road site – Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust – admitted it needed a tidy up and nurses praised the staff for their work.

Staff nurse Donna Davies said: “Their staff worked tirelessly all day and our garden now looks amazing.

“The children love coming for a stay at our unit and really look forward to going out into the garden.

“They will be able to enjoy this garden even more now, for a long time to come. We would all like to say a big thank you to Coventry Building Society.”

The work included re-routing paths to enable wheelchairs to get around the garden easier, painting fences and planting flowers.

Jenny Brown, project management office analyst for the building society, said the day came after each department nominated a charity or community group to support.

“The Birches is a fantastic facility that provides respite care for children with disabilities.

“We have held various fund-raising activities including a car wash and a cake sale, and raised over £500 to pay for the plants, garden ornaments and the equipment needed to renovate the garden.

“After seven hours of hard work and aching muscles the result was definitely worth it as the garden has been completely transformed.”

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