Charity celebrates major improvements thanks to help from their neighbours

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A celebration has been held to mark the completion of major improvements at Lindengate, the charity that offers specialised gardening activities to help those with mental health needs.

The five-acre site, next to the World’s End Wyevale Garden Centre in Wendover, was in need of extensive renovation to improve facilities for the charity’s gardeners and enable the organisation to handle the demand in growth for its services in 2016.

Peter Strachan, district councillor for Wendover and Halton, Bill Chapple and Lee Lawson, from the Royal British Legion.

Peter Strachan, district councillor for Wendover and Halton, Bill Chapple and Lee Lawson, from the Royal British Legion.

Wyevale Garden Centres’ estate team, and its contractor team, supported the refurbishments with supplies and manpower to make the project a great success. The garden centre extensively renovated the main portakabin facility, cladded and insulated the external façade, installed decking and a wheelchair access ramp, upgraded electrical and plumbing services, decorated the internal space and improved facilities around the site used by the gardeners.

World’s Endhosted the event on Wednesday, March 16.

Since opening in 2014, Lindengate’s social and therapeutic horticulture site has made tremendous progress towards achieving their mission of helping people improve and maintain their health and wellbeing through a range of gardening and stimulating outdoor activities. As part of its continued commitment to supporting its local community, Wyevale Garden Centres has offered much needed support to the local mental health charity.

Bill Chapple, vice-chairman and county councillor for Aston Clinton Division, Buckinghamshire County Council, said: “I’ve supported Lindengate from its inception, and have greatly enjoyed watching them grow from strength to strength. It is a remarkable charity, it’s success and ambition is incomparable to other initiatives I have seen. They are making a genuine impact on the ‘gardeners’ lives and contributing to the county. And I look forward to following their continuing progress with interest.”