The Falkirk Foundation teamed up with their front of shirt partner Y.E.S. to provide garden maintenance work for Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre carers in the Falkirk Area on Tuesday.
Workers from Your Equipment Solutions provided their expertise and equipment and were joined by Falkirk Foundation staff and course members, who volunteered to give something back to their community.
The team worked their way around seven gardens in the Falkirk area between 9am and 5pm, doing maintenance work and tidying up for those who may not have the time to do the work themselves.
The team were also joined by Falkirk first team players Paul Watson, Jaime Wilson, PJ Morrison and Ryan Williamson who put on gloves and got involved with the work in the afternoon.
Falkirk Foundation CEO Derek Allison said:
“We wanted to grow our partnership with the Falkirk and Clackmannanshire carers and Y.E.S to give something back to our community. As we head into winter we felt that by tidying up the gardens to the carers we could make it a bit more pleasant for them when they looked out of their windows. The Careers service identified seven of their service users that would benefit from this and after a lot of planning we have made a small but appreciated difference to them. Some of the young people on our programmes volunteered to be part of this and to give back to their community.”
David Johnstone of Y.E.S. said:
“Community is so important and looking out for the people of Falkirk remains a priority for Y.E.S HIRE. Offering services like basic garden maintenance; mowing the lawn, strimming & cutting back hedges takes time, and this service provides an instant benefit on the surroundings, giving the Carers enjoyment of their outdoor space. We will continue to find ways to benefit the community, getting involved and making a difference where we can.”
Gregor, Sales Manager at Y.E.S. added:
“It’s great to be able to give up a day of the normal working life to contribute towards the local community. Hopefully our efforts today have left the people who live in these houses with a smile on their faces. It is clear to see that working closely with Falkirk Foundation supports our community and we look forward to doing more in the Future.”