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Barclays volunteering day 2

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14/09/2018 12:02:00

Barclays volunteers get digging for charity

A team of 10 volunteers from Barclays Corporate team spent the day at our horticultural training project for adults with learning disabilities in Staplehurst. Growing Concern supports people to learn gardening skills and to grow and sell plants and vegetables.

The volunteers from Barclays worked alongside people who attend Growing Concern to tidy up the site. Jane Small, Relationship Support Manager from Barclays Corporate team, did a brilliant job of organising the 2 volunteering days at mcch (at the Ken Boyce Centre and Growing Concern).


We'd like to thank Barclays for their donations towards materials and most importantly for their time. The volunteers have done an excellent job at both sites and we are so amazed at what they've achieved.


The Deputy Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor Marion Ring, visited Growing Concern to thank the volunteers and to find out more about what goes on at Growing Concern.

On such a lovely sunny day, with no shade, the team did an excellent job. The goat from next door popped its head over the fence throughout the day to see the team's progress and to give them some amusement!

The walkway between the vegetable planters had new gravel laid and the old fence panels were removed after much grit and determination!

The potato patches were dug up and we now have lots of potatoes to sell!


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