Volunteers' garden boost

Volunteers' garden boost

Volunteers' garden boost

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YOUNG volunteers have renovated Andover Crisis Centre’s outdoor space in just four days.

Teenagers aged between 16 and 17 have been taking part in a four-week national citizenship scheme, which has involved kayaking, camping and learning how to feed themselves on £10 per day.

The final phase of the Government project is to help a local charity.

And the group of 13 teenagers decided to help Andover Crisis Centre.

Hannah Ashmore, who leads the scheme with Becca Ferndell Thorne, said: “Local businesses have helped with very generous donations – Homebase and Wickes at Andover and C&M DIY centre in the town centre.

Without their kind generosity none of this would have been achievable.

“Also we have worked closely with the charity Andover Garden Share where they also kindly donated plants.

Students had a stall in Andover High Street for the day and sold them where they reached £92 ““The students have worked extremely hard and the residents are delighted with the new look of the garden.

““It has now totally been revamped with bright colours, lots of love and care giving the residents a space they can enjoy with low maintenance.

““This has all been achieved in four short days and the result is amazing.”

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