Members of our Deallus London office took an afternoon out to work with Sydenham Garden.
Sydenham Garden is a community charity supporting people to improve their mental and physical health.
On a gorgeously hot day (for the UK!) we worked for the afternoon on two key projects that had been identified. The first was to create a new area that would allow wheelchair users to access the social area of the garden more easily. This was adjacent to a seating area and pizza oven where people could sit, chat, and socialise.
The second task was to clear a lot of rubbish from the site into a skip which we had provided for the charity.
From taking wheelbarrows of gravel, to raking, to clearing old solar panels, everyone had a great afternoon. It was hard work but so very worthwhile! It was wonderful to get out in the open air and we all felt our physical and mental wellbeing had improved. It was a privilege to spend an afternoon with the team there as well as with our colleagues and really feel as though we’d made a difference and impact at the end of the day.
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