The gardens at Blackburn Foyer get a new look - thanks to 'Team 91' and the Princes Trust Programme

Some of our residents at Blackburn Foyer have taken part in a Princes Trust programe with other young people in the area, to completely revamp the gardens of Blackburn Foyer which were overgrown and neglected.  The project, named ‘Team 91’ and facilitated by the Fire and Rescue Service was completed on Friday and the garden was officially opened by the Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen, Pat McFall.

The team have worked tirelessly over the past weeks to clear weeds and plant flowers to give the garden a new lease of life for the residents to enjoy.  The greenhouse has been cleared and cleaned and furniture has been painted.  There are also new parasols and a BBQ, kindly donated by local businesses.



Paulina spoke of her experience being involved in the project:

“The Foyer isn’t just supported accommodation; to me it’s more than that.  The Foyer is a place where everyone treats each other equally and with respect – we are like a family.  The staff helped me out a lot so I thought I would help improve the gardens as a huge thank you to them and all of my close friends here.”

“When it came to this community project we all worked as a team and that brought us together.  We all chipped in and did our bit.  I am so proud of what we have achieved– the garden looks amazing.”

Anita, Manager at the Foyer said:  “We now have a beautiful garden area where all the residents can meet and relax.  Thank you ‘Team 91’ for all your efforts”.



11th June 2018

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