Paintings Plantation visit
Published on 23 July 2019 10:22 AM
How volunteers have transformed scrubland to a sanctuary for students and older people in the community.
Age UK Coventry & Warwickshire (AUKC&W) are delighted to support the restoration and development of Paintings Plantation at Campion School in Leamington Spa, which has become a place to encourage students to grow vegetables and help maintain the plantation, for older people with dementia to visit at pre-arranged times with their carer and to allow volunteers to use their skills and pass them on.
The Mayor, Cllr Bill Gifford, will be attending an event at Paintings Plantation, Campion School along with Volunteers, AUKC&W Patron Liz Kersaw and friends of the project, to observe the incredible progress that has been made to the site over the past 2 years.
This event is to acknowledge the hard work that has been undertaken and to thank all the volunteers and local businesses involved in its continued success.
The Plantation has grown from strength to strength, and is now also a part of the Bronze and Silver level Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme. As part of this scheme, students are now able to grow vegetables and help maintain the planted areas supported by a dedicated small band of Age UK Coventry and Warwickshire volunteers.
Elizabeth Phillips, Volunteer, said “ The transformation of this area of trees and pond has been remarkable in such a short period of time. From an impenetrable wilderness, to a place of tranquillity and colour, giving space for the birds and bugs to flourish and a place for peace and laughter. Our thanks must go to the local companies who have helped us and the Town Council for its continued support”.
For more information on Paintings Plantation, please contact Elizabeth Phillips MBE, on firstname.lastname@example.org