MP’s praise for gar­den cen­tre

Macclesfield Express - - BEFORE THE BENCH -

STAFF at a com­mu­nity gar­den cen­tre have im­pressed an MP af­ter a re­cent a visit.

David Rut­ley, MP for Mac­cles­field, vis­ited the Mac­cles­field Com­mu­nity Gar­den Cen­tre to learn more about their so­cial enterprise.

The gar­den cen­tre of­fers adults with learn­ing dif­fi­cul­ties the op­por­tu­nity to learn knew skills, while gain­ing valu­able work ex­pe­ri­ence.

Over time, the trainees are given more re­spon­si­bil­ity within the gar­den cen­tre. It also boasts a shop which is open to the pub­lic daily be­tween 10am and 3pm.

All of the items in the shop have been grown or made by the cen­tre’s trainees. All the money raised in the shop is re-in­vested in the so­cial enterprise.

David said: “I was very im­pressed to see the con­tin­ued good work be­ing done at Mac­cles­field Com­mu­nity Gar­den Cen­tre to help its trainees de­velop their po­ten­tial, learn new skills and gain the con­fi­dence they need to live happy and more in­de­pen­dent lives. I will con­tinue to ac­tively sup­port this im­por­tant so­cial enterprise, which is a real as­set to the lo­cal com­mu­nity, go­ing for­ward.”

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