Community project revitalises garden pond area at Headway House

Students from the Prince’s Trust Lewes Team 4 undertook a community project at Headway House this summer. The pond area had become overgrown, and for it to be returned to a peaceful spot for those who attend day services at Headway House, it needed some real care and attention.

Cue the Lewes Team 4 from the Prince’s Trust!

Headway East Sussex was delighted to welcome the nine students, who worked extremely hard to develop, fund and deliver their community project to improve the garden pond area at Headway House.

They raised £607.46 for their community project to clear up the pond area of the garden at Headway House and purchase flowers, trees and bulbs. The team cleared pathways and flowerbeds, sanded and painted the garden furniture, turned the soil, purchased and planted flowers, and planted over 690 bulbs!

Not only did all of their hard work make this area more accessible to clients, some of whom require wheelchair access, they also bought pond plants and wind chimes and painted the fences, to make it a more beautiful area for everyone to enjoy and spend time in.

In addition to improving access and the aesthetics, the students have planted fruit trees, which will be maintained by Headway users as part of their rehabilitation journey.

“It felt great to have an opportunity to give something back to the people who don’t necessarily have the chances we have due to a life changing incident that was out of their control. I learnt a lot of good teamwork skills from the process.” – Team member

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If you have an interest in community projects and would like to get involved in a project for Headway East Sussex, please email info@headwayeastsussex.org.uk or call Dean Shearer on 01825 724323.