Construction firm steps in to help volunteers complete Norwich gardening projects

Neil Carter (Managing Director), Leon Healy (Sales Manager) and Robert Loone (Sales Department) from

Neil Carter (Managing Director), Leon Healy (Sales Manager) and Robert Loone (Sales Department) from Longwater Construction Supplies presenting donated tools to Norfolk Historic Churches trust and the adult learning volunteers - Credit: Archant

A construction company has donated tools to a group of adults with learning difficulties to help them complete their gardening projects.

The group of volunteers work alongside Norwich Historic Churches Trust (NHCT) to help tidy up churchyards within the city.

But because there has not been enough tools to go around, work has been slow-going. Following a plea for help by Norfolk Community Learning Services (NCLS), which runs the gardening course, Longwater Construction Supplies has stepped in to help. Earlier this month the company delivered various tools to the learners at St Mary Coslany Church in Norwich.

Ilgun Yusuf, head of service for NCLS, said: 'We're very grateful for the generosity of this local business. It has already made a difference to the learners, not just through the work they will be able to do but by making them feel valued and appreciated.'