Birmingham volunteers create sensory garden for charity
A team of 60 employees from the Birmingham office of Kier Construction recently donated 5 days of their time to transform the garden of a residential home run by national disability charity Sense, in Kings Heath, South Birmingham.
The garden was revamped with new paving, raised planting areas designed to be accessible for those in a wheelchair, a new shed, water features, a redesign of their outdoor sensory room and the removal of a 30ft tree which the team have had transformed into a communal table.
Stuart Pratt, Operations Director at Kier said:
“It has been a privilege for our staff to be involved in this project. We have had a lot of fun and it has been a great team building exercise, but above all it is nice to put something back into the communities in which we work and for such a worthwhile charity. We truly hope that the residents and carers enjoy the use of the garden space, and that it improves the quality of their lives. We all look forward to returning in the summer for a barbecue.”
Errol Cumberbatch, the Sense Home Manager said:
“The team from Kier have done a fantastic job at revamping our garden which we really appreciate. We now have a redesigned outdoor sensory room with new donated items and new raised planters which will help build everyone’s interest in gardening. I’d like to thank the team for all their hard work, the residents and staff can now enjoy the outdoor space all year round.”
Sense is a national charity that supports people who are deafblind, have sensory impairments or complex needs, to enjoy more independent lives. Our expertise in supporting individuals with communication needs benefits people of all ages, as well as their families and carers. We provide information and advice, offer a wide range of flexible services and campaign passionately for the rights of the people we serve.
Further information can be found on the Sense website – www.sense.org.uk