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Local Charity says Thank You to Cambridge company


Eddie’s were thrilled to welcome a team of volunteers from Cambridge-based company PraxisUnico

The group of 10 volunteers came to the Waterbeach based charity on Wednesday 3rd August for a jam packed morning transforming a garden space for Artworks day centre. The team were busy painting old tyres and wooden reels, weeding and creating a bug hotel.

Artworks is a day centre that operates in Waterbeach supporting adults with a learning disability to take part in arts and drama. Group members are supported to develop their confidence, independence and social interaction. Suzanne Lombardo, Community Fundraiser said, “It’s wonderful to see the garden area looking so bright and uplifting for the members in time for the warmer weather.”

Everyone at Eddie’s is incredibly grateful to the volunteers that helped with the garden project. When Eddie’s first moved into the Waterbeach site in February 2016 the garden area looked totally different to the way it does today. The members are already enjoying spending some of their time in the garden and love trying to find any new bugs visiting the Bug Hotel.


In addition to the help provided on the day PraxisUnico very kindly donated a wonderful bird feeder to be used in the garden area and members are enjoying trying to attract new wildlife to the area.

Nicky Warnock, Project Manager at PraxisUnico said, “We enjoyed our volunteer day because in just a few hours we were really able to make a difference. It was fantastic to see the enthusiastic response from the group when they saw the new look garden.”

Eddie’s would like to say a huge thank you to the staff that have helped us and we’re very much looking forward to enjoying the garden throughout the summer months ahead.

If you would like to find out more about how your company could get involved in helping Eddie’s please get in touch 01223 883130 or email Suzanne.lombardo@eddies.org.uk


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