A team of 12 from local employer and laundry chemical manufacturing specialist Christeyns has helped prepare an allotment for use by Mortimer House Children’s Centre – just in time for some spring planting.
The project was carried out through Participate Projects, a registered charity that accesses volunteers from local businesses to help communities develop extraordinary projects. The allotment had been donated to Mortimer House, a Bradford Moor-based charity that provides nursery facilities for two- to four-year-olds and additional respite and educational support for local families and lone parents of children with disabilities.
The Christeyns team cleared the allotment of waste and constructed several raised allotment beds ready for planting. Existing plants such as strawberries and rhubarb were rescued from the overgrowth and paths suitable for wheelchair access were created.
The 12-strong Christeyns team all work at Christeyns Bradford HQ and comprised Duncan Brent, Dean Clarke, Tony Culling, Nick Garthwaite, Olwen Hobson, Jill Ingham, Liz and Neville Kildunne, Julie Roberts, Steve Smith, Jayne Talbot and Rob Thornton. Jayne Talbot, environmental/health and safety manager at Christeyns, commented: “We were very lucky with the weather and despite the hard work, everyone enjoyed the day and we hope the charity will enjoy the results for years to come.”
Director for Participate Projects Anthony Waddington said the charity was delighted with the work: “A massive thank-you to the Christeyns team. They did an outstanding job and were a pleasure to work with.”
Christeyns plans to send another team to carry out further work for Mortimer House over the coming months.