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Long Lane Garden Centre

We are proud to have sponsored the Long Lane Garden Centre, which offers work experience and training for adults with learning difficulties.

Mission

To provide employment support for adults with learning disabilities to teach them gardening, woodwork, floristry, conservation work, and customer services skills.

Success Since Pimlico

Volunteers helped open a new craft shop in Warrington town centre selling top quality handmade garden furniture. With the assistance of retired cabinet makers who volunteer at the centre, the lads produced fantastic wooden craft products in their woodwork shop to sell to the public to raise much-needed funds.

How the Money Raised was Used

  • To provide a new workshop for the volunteers to build various items
  • To provide a new toilet block for the
  • To provide woodwork courses for members of the public

Ongoing Support from Pimlico

  • Pimlico engineers carried out work to provide them with new buildings, including a new workshop, kitchen and toilet facilities
  • Pimlico sent up supplies for their new workshop and for other areas of the garden centre
  • Delivered Christmas presents for all at the centre. The presents included a BBQ and lots of boxes of luxury chocolates
  • Long Lane was a very special guest at Pimlico’s Christmas party

Support from Others

Their profile has been raised considerably and there are many individuals and businesses that have offered support:

  • Mailbox Stamford Products Ltd has donated 20 shopping baskets to Long Lane Garden Centre
  • A young entrepreneur has given a donation to Long Lane. He contacted us for some advice on how to develop his carpet fitting business and chose to send a cheque to the garden centre as a thank you for the business guides that we sent him
  • They have had builders offering their services to them
  • A company has offered them signs for their garden centre
  • A local business has given Long Lane a number of second-hand computers to give out to members of the centre
  • A CCTV company installed a new system at the centre

Contact

For more information, to donate to the garden centre, volunteer or even raise money, you can contact Long Lane Garden Centre using the details below:

Tel: 01925 860143

Post: Walton Lea Walled Garden, Higher Walton, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6TB

Website: www.waltonlea.org.uk

Registered Charity No: 1094989

Call us 24/7 on 020 8108 0808