A garden party was held at Crawshay Sheltered Housing Scheme to celebrate the successful intergenerational project between volunteers from Vale Plus Extra, tenants from the scheme at Llantwit Major and school children from Year 5, Ysgol y Ddraig.
The volunteers have been working with Vale of Glamorgan Neighbourhood Policing Team throughout the Summer and Autumn.
The volunteers have done a fantastic job; planting, de-weeding, tidying, watering and making arts and crafts for the garden. Everyone has worked brilliantly together and enjoyed planting the seeds and watching it grow. Tenants have been able to take fruit and vegetables home and the Crawshay Sheltered Housing Scheme tenants have been enjoying produce at their weekly social afternoon teas.
The project aims to deter rogue traders from targeting vulnerable members of our community by assisting tenants and acting as community guardians, keeping an eye on residents in the Llantwit Major area.
To mark the celebration the Mayor of Llantwit Major attended and presented certificates to the volunteers who have worked so hard to make the project a success. Sheralee Baldwin, the scheme coordinator commented “It is so lovely to see the volunteers attending every week and making such a massive difference to the garden. I know I speak on behalf of all the tenants who really appreciate the hard work put in and the beautiful garden they look out on”.
A big thank you to the Big Fresh Catering Company who provided the amazing buffet that was enjoyed by over 80 people who attended the party.