Apprentices dig in to help elderly residents in Corby

New look garden at Velbert House, Corby
New look garden at Velbert House, Corby

Students have renovated the Club 55 garden at Velbert House sheltered housing complex in Corby.

They were supported by Travis Perkins which donated materials worth £1,000 to the apprentices from Moulton College, Northamptonshire.

This was the third year running that the company has been part of the Make A Difference campaign which is run by radio station Connect FM. Listeners voted for the worthy cause that the leading builder’s merchant and the local college, which specialises in vocational education and training for the built environment and recreational industries, would support.

Work to create a cheerful and uplifting garden area and mural was completed on ;last Friday (June 14).

Lucy Miller, Travis Perkins’ marketing manager, said: “Velbert House provides retirement and sheltered accommodation for adults, so this was an incredibly worthy cause that we are proud to support.

“Some of the residents use wheelchairs so the garden needed to be accessible, as well being a relaxing space. The apprentices had their work cut out but the final result is fantastic.

“Travis Perkins takes supporting its local community and encouraging new skills very seriously, so the Make A Difference campaign is the ideal cause for us to support.”