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Urmston Partnership Lends a Hand

A group of volunteers from the Urmston Partnership donated their time to make a difference to a local charity. Leonard Cheshire Disability provides support for adults with physical and learning disabilities to live independently. The charity offers supported housing in Urmston, with a large outdoor communal area which was previously bare and empty. The Urmston Partnership stepped in to help on the day organised by Trafford Housing Trust. It is a partnership made up of local businesses and residents supported by Trafford Council, set up to promote the town centre and tackle everyday issues in the town. Volunteers from Sainsburys, TJ Phillips Contractors Ltd, Kip McGrath, Trafford Council and local residents joined forces to support local charity Leonard Cheshire Disability on the day. The team built six new benches, three large planters and twelve hanging planters to transform the community area, braving the wind and rain. Sainsburys donated a selection of plants and bulbs to the project. Helen Garnett, Charity Coordinator from Sainsburys Urmston said, ‘We are always happy to support the local community and this was a great opportunity to help out a great local cause. We are glad to have made a difference.’ Fiona Villanova from Leonard Cheshire Disability said, ‘We are so pleased with the amazing effort from the Urmston Partnership volunteers, they have made a huge difference to the communal area. Now our residents have an outdoor area to socialise and enjoy. It is great to be part of a community where businesses care.’ The day was arranged by Trafford Housing Trust, through their business engagement programme which supports businesses to give back to their community through innovative volunteering opportunities. [column size="1-2" last="0" style="0"] Urmston Partnership  (2) Urmston Partnership  (1) [/column] [column size="1-2" last="1" style="0"] Urmston Partnership  (3) [/column]

11th July 2013