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Volunteers dig in to help Heart of England Mencap

Stratford Editorial 31st Jul, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

GREEN-FINGERED volunteers dug deep to help a learning disability charity create a new sensory garden.

Volunteering under the government scheme, the National Citizenship Service, the group spent a day working on Alscot Estate – the site of Heart of England Mencap’s day activity group, Pathway.

They lent a hand and a few trowels to the charity, which supports individuals with learning disabilities across Warwickshire, transforming the outside space into a special garden area.

Jake Thornton, Pathway co-ordinator, said: “We are very grateful to the team from NCS for choosing our charity.

“We have a wonderful location here thanks to kind support from the Alscot Estate with plenty of outdoor space for our customers to use and explore. This new garden will be a wonderful addition – a place everyone at Pathway can enjoy and get involved in.”

Heart of England Mencap supports individuals by providing services such as residential care, supported living, short breaks, respite and outreach.

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