Lincolnshire Co-op volunteers revamp YMCA garden

Lincolnshire Co-op volunteers spent this week transforming the Lincolnshire YMCA’s hostel garden for residents.

With the help of clients at the YMCA, four staff members helped clear weeds and paint decked areas.

The garden was given an overhaul due to becoming overgrown and clients couldn’t make best use of it.

The residents’ garden came to be six years ago to give them a place to relax and reflect.

(L-R) Co-op volunteers Paul and Nathan.

(L-R) Co-op volunteers Paul and Nathan.

Housing Manager at Lincolnshire YMCA Ian Benner said: “Co-op volunteers have helped our residents with the garden and together they’ve changed an overgrown garden into an attractive, usable space which our residents are really pleased with.

“It’s improved the inside of the building too; the tidy up outside has meant we get more light in through the windows next to the garden.”

YMCA Participation Worker, Carly Storr added: “The clients had already started a vegetable patch in one of the gardens and are now very excited that they have more space to relax in their garden and enjoy the outdoor space.

“Now the garden is complete we’re planning a summer BBQ party in the upcoming weeks for every client to enjoy and appreciate the hard work of those that did the garden.”

Lincolnshire Co-op is helping a number of local charities and organisations over the summer complete several projects.

Lincolnshire YMCA thanked volunteers Rachel, Alison, Paul and Nathan, and residents Lorna and Paul for their help.