Grantham store colleagues transform nursery school garden
Volunteers from a Grantham food store have transformed a nursery school garden.
Six volunteers from Marks & Spencer Simply Food, in London Road, Grantham, spent a day revamping the garden at Wyndham Park Nursery School last Tuesday.
Despite heavy rainfall, the M&S volunteer team rolled up their sleeves and gave the garden space a complete makeover.
They revamped its growing area - a small allotment space for children to learn about growing fruit and vegetables to eat, laid a paving path across the garden and helped with general upkeep and repair to ensure that the space is accessible, secure and safe for all to use.
Michelle Johnson, store manager at M&S Grantham Simply Food was pleased with the result. She said: “We’re so proud to offer our time and effort to help support the fantastic nursery school. We are committed to young people as colleagues and customers, and creating a creative, safe and educational space for children to learn is the perfect way to showcase our support. Volunteering makes a profound difference to communities and we believe that small actions from lots of people creates a lasting impact to initiatives that provide much-needed support for young people across Lincolnshire.”
The volunteers were six of 5,000 colleagues from M&S stores who took part in a week-long volunteering drive to help out at projects that improve the lives of children, young people and families across the UK.
Laura Cook, headteacher at Wyndham Park Nursery School thanked the volunteers.
She added: “They helped completely transform the garden to make it even more magical for the children. We’re also excited to teach them more about ‘food to fork’ as well as enabling more children to use the garden by improving its accessibility.”