The team of eight included(in order of the left photo) Minaxi Patel, Piyush Patel, Tyron Archbold, Janice Johnson, Gurshinder Mann (Store Manager), Stephanie Williams, Rahim Abdallah and Sheetal Tank. They were part of a green-fingered team who replanted two large flower beds, re-potted several flower pots (including a toilet!), repaired two garden gates, painted over the graffiti on two walls and removed the weeds from the paving.
The team started at 9am and made short work of it and finished before 1pm giving them the chance to make the most of the blue skies and sunny weather.
At the event we also had Geoffrey Le Pard, a trustee, who helped out. When asked why he wanted to get his hands dirty, he said, “I thought it would be good to have a representative from the staff helping out. Plus, I like gardening!” We definitely appreciated Geoffrey’s green-fingers as he diligently cut the lawn with mere garden shears!
Tyson and Gurshinder were responsible for repairing the two broken gates. They weren't put off by their awful conditions and got straight into making them look as good as new.
“It has been worth our while working with Streatham Youth Centre. Anne has been really interactive with us as much as we are with them.” Gurshinder added once all the work was completed.
And not forgetting the attentive work from Rahim and Piyush, who got on with painting the pebble dash walls. The colourful flowers were giving some tender, loving care by Janice, Sheetal, Minaxi, and Stephanie as they were giving new homes in the flower beds and pots, fresh dirt and lots of water!
“When we nominated the charity, we knew it would be more than raising money for them. We were just waiting for the opportunity to help them in anyway.” Janice said.
You can see the amazing transformation below and those who took part. Anne and Mark were thankful for the effort put into transforming the garden, and the paint and plant donations.