You’re hired! Apprentices from Western Power Distribution transform Swansea project’s garden.
An army of 32 Western Power Distribution (WPD) apprentices has transformed the gardens of Action for Children’s, Ty Laura short breaks project in just four days. The project provides respite care and support for children and young people who have learning or physical disabilities.
The thirty-two strong group of apprentices has built wheelchair-friendly paths, a den, sensory tunnels, a chalet, a new swing and generally made the garden area much more accessible to children with physical disabilities.
A big thank you party for the apprentices was organised, attended by staff and the families who use the Swansea-based service. Shelley Pearce, the registered manager of Ty Laura short breaks, said:
We’re so grateful for the brilliant work done by the WPD team. It’s totally transformed the grounds that just about served a purpose, but now can be accessed by every child and young person who comes to Ty Laura.
This work will make a huge and immediate difference to the project and I’m sure the apprentices have learned a lot in taking on such a challenge in just four days. I hope they leave here satisfied in a job well done for those children and young people in our community who face significant difficulties on a daily basis. A big thank you to all the apprentices and WPD staff who made this happen from all the staff and families at Ty Laura.”
Darren Berry one of the six trainers also involved in the project explained:
Everyone involved in this project should be immensely proud of what they have achieved. We must remember, many of these guys have no experience in construction or landscaping but they have left a transformed space that we hope will be enjoyed for many years to come by all children during their respite.”
A short video of the Ty Laura transformation can be found on the project’s Facebook page.
All photos – Action for Children.
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