A DIY store has provided gardening equipment to young people taking part in a team-building project to enhance a popular heritage site in the town.
B&Q, in Station Road, said it was delighted to help the local branch of St John Ambulance Young Carers Scheme, which is working on gardens at the National Waterways Museum and along the canal. The initiative aims to improve young people’s gardening skills and self-esteem.
Store environmental champion Malcolm Evans said: “B&Q Ellesmere Port is really happy to have helped the young carers get their scheme off the ground. We love getting involved in the local community whether it’s local schools, charities or community groups. Our funding is limited of course, but we will always help where and when we can. It’s amazing what can be done with a bit of effort and DIY advice.”
Service manager Steve Lawrence added: “We are pleased to help and hope that the benefits of this grant are felt by the community as well as the young carers group who have been given this award.”
The work will take place under the supervision of an experienced gardener.