Helping a local charity garden to thrive

Our team recently got their gardening gloves on in an effort to rejuvenate the garden of a local charity.

Blooming marvellous

18 of our team members volunteered their green fingers in October, giving the Kings Heath gardens of Thrive Birmingham a much-needed facelift. As well as the usual gardening activities of weeding and jet-washing, we also helped to build wheelchair ramps, repaint wheelchair-accessible planters, and cleared the overgrown pathways to improve accessibility for those with special educational needs.

Thrive supports people with varying physical, learning, and mental health needs with therapeutic gardening and horticultural programmes. Their garden provides a peaceful place for those who need it most to relax and take some time to themselves, or to connect with others. In what has been a challenging period for everyone, this has become more important than ever.

Alexandra Bailey, client and garden manager at Thrive Birmingham said of Entec Si:

“Having a group of such enthusiastic and hardworking people in the Thrive gardens for a day makes such a difference. We were able to set them working on projects around the garden that we just haven’t had the time or resources to address up until now. The team from Entec Si came with bags of energy and positivity and were a joy to work with.”

Continued support

Earlier this year, 25 of our team took part in a virtual 981-mile John O’Groats to Land’s End (JOGLE) challenge for Thrive. Overall, an impressive £1,300 was raised for this incredible charity, ensuring it can continue its vital work with vulnerable people.

Anna Lane, one of our senior consultants, said:

“Thrive Birmingham’s ethos around using nature to enhance people’s wellbeing completely aligns with our own. This was the first time that our team has been able to come together to support the charity since the pandemic and was a real reminder of what we can achieve as a team. We’re big believers in giving back to our local community and we hope that our day’s work will make it easier for those who need it most to enjoy this beautiful outdoor space.”

To find out more about how you can support Thrive, visit here.

Published: Nov 9, 2021

By Anna Lane

Senior Consultant

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