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Volunteer: gardeners needed

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The Brandon Trust is a charity that supports young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism.  They need your help to create an allotment in south east London where people with learning disabilities can be supported to go and socialise, learn new skills and experience the therapeutic benefits of gardening.

At one of their services in London, they have recently started an exciting new project; creating an allotment space for people with learning disabilities to go and socialise, learn new skills, and experience the therapeutic benefits of gardening. Staff have already been working hard in their spare time to make the site suitable for the people who they support to attend, but are now in real need of more volunteers to help clear the land, turn the soil, clear weeds and kick start the project.

We are looking for 8 volunteers from across the civil service to take part on the 30 June 2015 between 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. Could you spare just one day to make this happen?

Who are the Brandon Trust?

Brandon Trust is a charity supporting over 1400 young people and adults with learning disabilities and autism across the south of England, including Bristol, Gloucestershire, Cornwall and London.

Their motto is

'Live Free' -  we believe all people with learning disabilities should be able to find their place in their local community and live a life of freedom with fewer limitations.

They provide a wide-range of person-centred support - including support in the home; employment training; and work, leisure and learning services. The aim is to give everyone with a learning disability the chance to be the person they want to be and to live the life they want to live.

The support of volunteers is vital to this work, helping to enhance spaces and create opportunities that would not otherwise be possible.

If you are interested in volunteering for this opportunity on the 30 June, please email me.

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