Green-fingered students and staff unite to renovate Oadby Care Home gardens

On Saturday 2 June, a group of green-fingered volunteers dedicated an afternoon to improving the gardens of the Aigburth Residential Care Home in Oadby.

A team of staff and student volunteers, alongside residents of the care home and their families, gathered from 11am-4pm to transform the area into an inviting social space.

The team spent the day tidying up the garden, removing weeds and planting new plants. Residents of the care home and their visiting families enjoyed chatting to the staff and students and really appreciated the work they did to spruce up the garden.

The project provided a fantastic opportunity for students who are still living in their halls of residents to not only meet members of the local community, but to actively make a positive impact on their lives through an afternoon of volunteering.

Michelle Walter, Residential Support Manager for Estates and Campus Services, said: “The day went really well, and we are planning to work more with the Aigburth Residential Home over the coming year.”