EXCITINGLY, local charity Reach’s new Southwell accommodation for 12 people with learning disabilitiesis on the cusp of opening.
Effectively two houses accommodating six people each, the property is joined in the middle by a shared central facilities area. The rooms are airy and spacious whilst outside there are large garden areas. But with moving day set for early June, the charity needed help to turn the space into a place to call home.
Southwell-based e-commerce company MinsterFB (pictured) has provided that much-needed help, making a huge difference. A team of 35 volunteers, spent a day getting to grips with the weeds and creating accessible planting areas, supported by long-term Reach volunteer and landscape architect Anna Joyce.
Julia Sandhu, Fundraising Director says: “MinsterFB helped us achieve far beyond what we could have without them. Their hard work has transformed the garden into a green oasis.We thank everyone who has helped us make our long-held dream of building quality accommodation for people with learning disabilities in Southwell a reality.”
Angie Driver, Catalogue and Operations Manager for MinsterFB said: “What a fantastic day! It felt so good to be able to give back and make a difference. Being part of making the dream happen and giving some of Reach’s clients a wonderful space to live independently was amazing.”
To find out more, visit www.reachuk.org