Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Buddies team up to help Henley in Bloom

FIVE students from Gillotts School planted shrubs in Mill Meadows, Henley.

Max Blunden, Matthew Laye, Kailon Wheatley, Declan Edwards and Steven Corrigan, all 15, have learning disabilities and work with learning charity SkillForce at school.

As part of a Prince’s Trust scheme called 24 Hours Makes a Difference, the boys are required to do community work and approached Henley in Bloom offering to replant 30 gold and silver euonymus plants.

The original shrubs were planted behind the coronation bench in 2012 to celebrate the London Olympics but had to be removed after being damaged in the winter floods.

The plants were donated to Henley in Bloom by Toad Hall garden centre and the boys borrowed tools from the town council’s parks team. SkillForce is a charity run by former military personnel which offers learning support to children in schools across the country.

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