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Prince’s Trust volunteers help our garden become green

March 13th 2013

Care UK’s Tall Tree’s residential care home in Colchester has become greener place to live thanks to volunteers from the Prince’s Trust charity who have been working at the home.

Residents at the home in Mile End Road wanted to ensure they were being environmentally friendly so, when the volunteers asked what they could do, they requested compost bins.

Activities Coordinator Verity Tofts said: “Our residents are environmentally aware, many through what their grandchildren and great grandchildren have told them, and many of them grew up during the war when everyone was composting.

“The residents also love spending time in the garden, so the team have created a beautiful archway to make their walks more interesting and a bench so that they can sit and enjoy the view. Everyone had a great time chatting to them and now we are just looking forward to some warmer weather so that we can enjoy the garden again.

“The volunteers worked very hard and, despite the freezing temperatures, they said they all had a brilliant time and really enjoyed themselves.  The projects have come out really well and the residents are delighted.”

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