Green-fingered volunteers help transform courtyard of homeless charity Purfleet Trust in King’s Lynn

One of the plantings made by youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) to improve the courtyar

One of the plantings made by youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) to improve the courtyard at Purfleet Trust. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A team of young green-fingered volunteers have been getting their hands dirty to give clients at a homeless charity somewhere to enjoy their summer.

Matt Bunten holds the box of food donated by youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) and the

Matt Bunten holds the box of food donated by youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) and their team leader, Deborah Matthews, second row, second right, to the Purfleet Trust, in the courtyard the youngsters have done up. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

As part of their summer holiday project, the volunteers from the National Citizen Service, based in the College of West Anglia, have chosen to offer their gardening skills in the courtyard of the Purfleet Trust in King's Lynn.

A team of 15 volunteers aged between 15 and 18 have repainted and replanted herbs and strawberries in the courtyard over three days.

One volunteer, Victoria Crookes, said: 'We contacted the trust and asked what the team should do. We chose the Purfleet Trust because we all felt passionate about it.

'We are looking for companies in the area to do the decking and provide table and chairs.'

Youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) with their team leader, Deborah Matthews, front 3rd

Youngsters from NCS (National Citizens Service) with their team leader, Deborah Matthews, front 3rd right, in the courtyard they have done up at Purfleet Trust. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017


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