Garden makeover for Macmillan Centre
GROUND Force came to Northwood this week as staff from Barclays Bank in Ruislip undertook a makeover of the garden in front of the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre (LJMC).
A team of 10 spent the day clearing and replanting the garden to provide a welcoming and attractive view as visitors approach the Cancer Centre.
The project was headed up by three volunteers from the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre: Marie Baldry, Clive Gardner and Julie Wilcox who had been planning the design for several months.
Caroline Pearson, head of community engagement projects for Barclays in the local area, heard about the project and offered the support of the Ruislip branch. As well as providing the labour force, the bank also contributed to the cost of the plants.
Staff at the LJMC, which provides support and information for people affected by cancer, are delighted with the transformation.
Head of Centre, Rosemary Lucey, said: “We are extremely grateful to Caroline and the team at Barclays, for their hard work in making the front of the centre so attractive.
“It lifts everyone’s mood to see such a lovely garden and visitors to the centre have already commented on how much it has cheered them up.”
Thousands of people visit the LJMC each year where they benefit from the support and information services that are provided. The peaceful haven of the LJMC is now reflected outside in the new garden.
n VOLUNTEERS: Staff from Barclays Bank in Ruislip helped to transform the garden at the Lynda Jackson Macmillan Centre