Wyevale Garden Centres donates spring seeds to our service centres

'Gardens for Good' initiative is supporting our play therapy sessions for children recovering from abuse

Plant potsWhat better way to get in the summer mood than getting your hands dirty in the garden? Thanks to Wyevale Garden Centres, children at our service centres across the UK are doing just that. Through Wyevale's 'Gardens for Good' initiative, children in our Letting the Future in programme will be growing their own gardens during play therapy sessions this summer.

As well as being a symbol of growth and progress, planting seeds helps children develop their physical and emotional wellbeing - whilst teaching them some very practical gardening skills.

Alison Stewart-Ross, service manager at our Luton service centre, said:
"Looking after and tending to the tomato seeds will be a really rewarding experience for our children at the centre – to watch them grow and hopefully thrive under their care, could really help to develop their feelings and understanding of what it takes to look after another living thing.

"We work with a lot of children who are recovering from abusive and difficult situations, and therapeutic ways, such as looking after plants and creatures, can really help them in their recovery."

We would like to thank Wyevale Garden Centres for their generous donation.

We have benefited from Wyevale Garden Centres' 'Gardens for Good' programme since 2012. Wyevale Garden Centres generously donate 25p of the entry fee to its restaurant play areas to help fund services for children recovering from abuse.

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