We really have green fingers!’
Last week we volunteered our services to help a local charity –The Benjamin Foundation. Our task was to create a butterfly garden in their Great Yarmouth Aspire Centre. Under the guidance of gardening expert, Jeremy, we were able to tidy the existing raised beds and introduce butterfly attracting plants, along with a herb garden for the centre. (They were particularly excited about the curry plant and garlic chives!) We were very lucky with the weather and had a thoroughly enjoyable day. The Benjamin Foundation exists to help people across the county deal with many of the challenges that life throws at them.
Some of these are tough issues like supporting homeless young people, working to improve family relationships and supporting children in schools with issues like bullying. The Aspire Centre focuses on the 16 to 25 year old age group and provides a roof over their heads and a range of support to help them towards an independent life. This may involve helping them with education, training, finding a job and planning career steps. They also help develop their life skills such as cooking and budgeting. See more at: http://www.benjaminfoundation.co.uk. Many thanks to Chris at Aspire for giving us this opportunity to support them and Jeremy for all his help, without whom we would never have been able to provide such an amazing garden.