ARGYLE Community Trust has been shortlisted for a Social Action Star of the Year Award in the National Citizen Service (NCS) 2016 ceremony.
The awards are staged to recognise and celebrate the hard work and achievements young people have made through their time on NCS, with Argyle Community Trust’s specification nomination focussing on a project that has shown terrific dedication and left a lasting legacy.
After a summer packed full of superb Social Action Projects, one particular initiative stood out from all those enjoying NCS with Argyle Community Trust.
Working in partnership with Plymouth City Council, the NCS participants planned, fundraised and created a sensory garden at Pathfields, Plympton. The significance of this is that Pathfields is a local green space and borders a residential home for the blind.
The team created a garden full of different smells, textures and noises, so that local residents who struggle with full or partial blindness could use the garden as an outdoor space to relax, keep fit or socialise. We are very grateful to Homebase, who donated trees, plants and resources. The garden was created to offer scents and noises to stimulate local residents. Starting completely from scratch on a disused, overgrown patch of land, the garden was transformed in to a beautiful chill-out spot.
The group are passionate for this garden to be a symbol of NCS legacy, which can be further developed by Summer 2017 NCS participants.