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June 14th, 2013

B&Q

With the success of our new sensory garden development at St Vincent’s we are going to work with B&Q St Helen’s and their community engagement team to revive the old and tired gardens at Christopher Grange for our residents.

In order to make this even a success we need your help. If you have any good fundraising ideas or simply like to get involved with the digging on the day then please contact a member of our fundraising team on 0151 230 5097 for further information.

 

Thanks for your support!

June 5th, 2013

 

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We would like to say a HUGE thank you to Dobbies Garden Centre and Hill Dickinson Law firm for their support in the creation of our new sensory garden.

Last week we managed to successfully create a sensory garden for the children of St Vincent’s school in a 60 minute makeover style with the support of Dobbies garden centre and Hill Dickinson Law firm.

St Vincent’s school was built in 1901 and has bucket loads of history. Hill Dickinson and Dobbies both added to that history with the creation of a beautiful sensory garden for the children to enjoy, grow vegetables & herbs or sit back and relax in a Zen like atmosphere on their arbour benches listening to the flow of the water or get involved with nature at their state of the art bug hotel. Whatever their hearts desire this new and engaging garden has it to offer.

 

A team of 30 people created this huge development in around 6 hours, with back breaking work and a team effort. Sam Evans CSR advisor for Hill Dickinson’s Law firm brought an army of 20 young bidding lawyers along to get involved, St. Vincent’s staff and our newly appointed head teacher Dr John Patterson even rolled up their sleeves and joined in the day.

 

Special thanks is needed to Dobbies Garden Centre, Speke for their huge level of support in the gift of over £3500 worth of garden materials along with the expertise and support of their staff. Angela Murray their community engagement officer lent an extra special hand and went above and beyond her duties to support project manager & fundraiser for St Vincent’s, Sophie Saunders.

 

This garden is going to provide so much more than just a green space to the children, it will help with their development, stimulate all their senses with the amazing smells and sounds and give them personal space to spend time with their friends. We really cannot thank the teams involved enough, it’s absolutely beautiful.” Teacher at St Vincent’s

 

The garden is going to offer a sanctuary for the children to enjoy and develop for many years to come and will help to form part of our new transformation as an environmentally friendly school. St. Vincent’s is undergoing massive change and the vision for the future is for it to be a state of the art educational facility, whilst maintain its character and charm.

 

I’m so grateful for the support we have received from both Dobbies and Hill Dickinson’s, they truly have helped make this vision a reality and I just know that the children are going to be delighted. It is all we could have hoped for and then some.”

Sophie Saunders, St Vincent’s