Green-fingered teens raise money to transform care home garden

Teenagers from Huddersfield have transformed a care home garden as part of the community project.

Members of the the Huddersfield Giants Community Trust National Citizenship Servise (NCS) then spent a week at Thornhill Care Home in Huddersfield creating plant pot borders, installing solar and laying artificial turf.

The teenagers, aged 15-17, mucked in with the hard work and raised cash for the materials by appealing to local businesses and fundraising activities. Kirkless Council also gave them funding following support from Greenhead ward member, Councillor Sheikh Ullah, to purchase benches for the residents of Thornhill Care Home.

Jonny Edwards, home manager of the Hill Care Group operated care home, said: “We are so grateful for Huddersfield Giants Community Trust NCS for choosing Thornhill Care Home for their community project. The garden looks amazing and the residents are thoroughly enjoying sitting outside.”

The Mayor of Kirklees, Councillor Gwen Lowe, and Cllr Ullah attended the official unveiling of the garden at the home.

“The work they have done is exceptional, a real transformation, and will be enjoyed by our residents for many years to come. We’d also like to thank Kirklees Council for their support and funding, everyone who supported the NCS group’s fundraising and the businesses who donated supplies.” said Mr Edwards.

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