Members of staff from Minster came together to give a local mum a garden makeover.

Minster team gives local mum a garden makeover

Published:  16 August, 2013

A team from Minster’s Insulation & Dry Lining, and Roofing & Roofline brands came together armed with shovels, sledge hammers, a chainsaw, hole borers and some brute force to renovate a local young mum’s unsafe garden in Birmingham.

Minster approached Barnardo’s, the UK’s largest children’s charity, to offer a little helping hand to a family in need, and were paired with Tania, who has been supported by the charity and her local children’s centre for the last couple of years

Tania, who moved into her property in November 2007, has been unable to let her toddlers play out in the back garden because of dangerous overgrowth, uneven block paving and missing fencing, which was a major security concern as the house backs on to a park.

The volunteers had their gardening skills put to the ultimate test as they worked through; removing a large tree, repositioning the patio, erecting a fence, removing garden debris, landscaping and re-turfing. Jewson was on hand to assist the team as they provided the majority of the equipment.

While digging the foundation for the patio, the Minster team made a discovery that was of sentimental value to Tania and her partner, Carl. Carl lost his engagement ring while cleaning the backyard over a year ago, and was pleased to be reunited with his lost possession.

Minster completed the project over a rain interrupted three-day period, transforming the garden into a safe and pleasant environment that the children would be able to play safely in. Tania said: “I am very happy with my garden and everyone involved has done such a great job. I can now let my children play outdoors knowing that they are safe and secure.

“I have waited six years to have a garden that l could enjoy with my children and l am thankful for the help from Minster and also the equipment that Jewson has provided. Thank you for making my wish come true.”

Minster continues to be closely involved with community related activities. Earlier this year the company staff came together and took over two Barnardo’s stores in order to fundraise over £4,000 for the charity.

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