Shaw Trust seeking volunteer gardeners
4:40pm Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
Volunteer gardeners who can donate their time and share skills are needed to help a charity project in Wiltshire.
The Shaw Trust wants to link up with keen gardeners who can work in the century-old Palmer Gardens in Trowbridge.
They will support disabled and disadvantaged people to gain new skills through gardening which are valuable in the workplace.
Volunteers will need gardening know-how and people skills, and be able to spend a regular day every week at Palmer Gardens.
Simon Harpin, general manager at Palmer Gardens, which is owned and run by the charity, said: "This is a great opportunity to support our clients in developing new skills, increasing social engagement and helping to build confidence.
"It can also provide volunteers with new skills and experience too.
Volunteering not only helps our communities become stronger, it adds to CVs, and there's no more picturesque setting to work in than Palmer Gardens."
Palmer Gardens is running an information session on the voluntary roles at its on-site cafe between 2pm and 3pm on Thursday, October 11.
Interested volunteers can also call Fiona Baker on 01225 768977.