Wisbech Lloyds workers help give Community House garden a makeover
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Cashiers left their desks and rolled up their sleeves to transform a community centre’s garden.
Staff from Lloyds Bank lent a helping hand to Community House in Wisbech in the first move of what both parties hope will become a permanent link.
Eleven bank workers joined five other local volunteers to carry out various jobs in the house’s garden to help prepare it for this year’s “In Bloom”, assessment, due later this month.
The work included digging over the vegetable patch, planting new plants and generally tidying up.
The Lloyds staff also helped seven of Community House’s clients to develop their interview skills.
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Julie Ellis, Lloyds’ Wisbech branch manager, said: “This was a great opportunity for me to take all of my team and go out into the community to make a difference.
“It was a really good day and everyone went away with lots of enthusiasm on how Lloyds can help our local community moving forward.”
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The new plants for the garden were donated by Delamore Young Plants, which is also keen to support Community House.
Earlier this year Community House secured a £48,000 grant from the Department of Work and Pensions’ Flexible Support Fund to work with JobCentre Plus to help people on work-related benefits to get back into work. The funding is in place until March 2016.