Students from Grantham and the surrounding area have been supporting Apple Trees Care Centre throughout the summer as part of the National Citizen Service programme.

As part of the programme students worked alongside colleagues and residents to identify potential projects that could help to improve the outdoor areas of the home.

The students were tasked with making improvements to the front of the property as well as the gardens attached to two of the four households at Apple Trees, clearing shrubbery and making way for new plants and flowers.

To raise funds for the works the students brought some delicious homemade cakes to the home and hosted a bake sale, the proceeds going towards the cost of compost and a range of new flowers for the garden.

As the project came to a close residents and colleagues were delighted with the results of the students’ hard work and a celebration event was arranged to thank them for all their hard work.

Apple Trees’ General Manager Denise Booth said: “Our residents really appreciated the colourfulness of the flowers and the improvements made to the garden, as well as the opportunity to meet and interact with the students throughout their time with us.”

Photo: Tony Roberts, Grantham Journal