Volunteers from SGN's Burgess Hill depot recently spent a day volunteering at two of our Mid Sussex properties. The properties provide short term housing for individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming so.
The 20-strong group removed all the overgrown weeds, grass and bushes, bringing both gardens back to their best for their appreciative tenants. Administration Team Supervisor Julia Prosina, who organised the event, said:
“I have loved ones and friends who have suffered or are still suffering from mental health disorders, so this charity has been very close to my heart. Sometimes we can feel so helpless when facing mental health problems, so it’s very rewarding to be able to help these people and make a difference in their day-to-day lives.”
Project Manager Stewart Carter added:
“I think the most memorable part of the day was the actual transformation. It was also pleasing that before we left we could already see the residents enjoying their new-found little garden oasis. A fantastic day all round.”
Our own Recovery Worker, Helen Pryde said:
“Thank you SGN for caring and giving your time and effort to transform both gardens. The residents now have a lovely garden to sit in and enjoy, and this has encouraged some to start growing their own veg and herbs. The whole project from start to finish was truly amazing. It is wonderful to know that people do care and take time to give something back to the community.”
We would all like to say a massive thank you to SGN for the work they have done for us. The gardens are looking great and are now being enjoyed by our clients. If you are interested in volunteering for Sussex Oakleaf or have any ideas about how to help us to raise funds then please don't hesitate to get in touch!
Ways you can support Sussex Oakleaf
There are many ways that you can support Sussex Oakleaf. From regular volunteering with our services to running a marathon to help raise funds for us, every little bit helps us to achieve our vision of a world where people with mental illness and mental health issues are inspired and supported to fulfil their potential and to live their lives as independently as possible.
If you have any other ideas about how you would like to support Sussex Oakleaf then please do not hesitate to get in touch.