South Hook LNG support students at Pembrokeshire Mencap

July 2017

South Hook LNG support students at Pembrokeshire Mencap

Bird Boxes, feeding tables, planters and garden tool carriers are just some of the woodwork projects underway at Pembrokeshire Mencap, following our support.

Pembrokeshire Mencap provides day care at Stackpole Walled Gardens for young people with learning difficulties and through the South Hook LNG Community Fund, we have provided financial support for new tools, supporting workshop activities at the Gardens.

The new tools will allow students at Stackpole Gardens to continue to create a range of products from wood, helping to develop new skills and provide opportunities that complement the many learning opportunities already provided by the organisation.

Debbie Drewett, Gardens Manager, said, “The new equipment will transform the learning experience, enabling the students to improve their work but, most importantly, the students will have a greater sense of wellbeing.” Debbie continued, “Money generated by the sale of the products will contribute to the ongoing success of the organisation, so we can continue to support vulnerable adults.”

Supervised by trained staff and volunteers, many of the students are able to follow accredited training in horticultural work, including propagating and growing vegetables and flowers. Fruit, vegetables and plants are harvested daily and are sold in the Garden’s shop and fresh ingredients used in the Garden’s tearoom.

The Stackpole Gardens website provides information on upcoming events and opening times:

To apply to the Community Fund and for more information regarding the criteria, contact Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS):
Telephone: 01437 769 422

A standard Application Form and additional guidance information will be made available.

Photo caption:

Pictured are trustees, staff and students of Pembrokeshire Mencap’s Stackpole Walled Gardens, Lorna Livock, of PAVS and representatives of South Hook LNG.

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