Our garden project
is really taking shape now. The heavy setting the scene work has been completed and some sensory materials are now in place.
A group of staff at PLUS are volunteering their time, energy and creative sparks to help improve our outside space for the children and young people who attend PLUS.
Last year, the team started along with the help of a number of volunteers from local businesses.
Enterprise Cars staff came in for a day of volunteering where they began the work to overhaul our space with a lot of weeding, clearing and painting.
The Stirling Council Community Payback team came in and worked on levelling the outside space, doing some real heavy work with slabs and improving the layout.
We had volunteers from Stirling University come and paint for us.
We had B&Q staff who painted outside, built a shed, installed a trampoline and created a sensory walkway for our children and young people to enjoy.
The Mens Pallet Workshop in Kildean made the grass topped tyres, wigwam and the low level mud kitchen.
Crafty Living donated an adult size accessible mud kitchen.
We are so grateful to all the volunteers who helped with the hard work and also to those that donated materials – wood, paint, tools etc.
Our team have had some fabulous creative ideas for our space and its great to have others in the community help deliver these:
Our new space has the following for our young people to enjoy this summer, when we can open again:
– a mud kitchen
– an outdoor magnetic board, chalk board and painting screen
– a seated area
– a sensory pathway
– sensory walls
Before and after pictures:
More work to do and equipment to buy.
We are applying for funding from Trusts and Funders. But if you are able to donate to our appeal it would be much appreciated.
HUGE THANKS to all those who have supported our project.