Volunteers are digging it at Jewish Care’s Sandringham

20 Jan 2022

Volunteers from PwC UK have been embracing the outdoors ahead of Tu B’shvat by joining the allotment group at Sandringham in Hertfordshire, Jewish Care’s newest care and community hub. The volunteers helped to prepare the raised beds and troughs ready for planting trees, flowers, vegetables and herbs this year with the allotment group which includes tenants at Pears Court Retirement Living at Sandringham. 

Cyril, who lives at Jewish Care’s Pears Court Retirement Living at Sandringham, said, ‘It was great fun and gave us a real sense of achievement working on the allotment project for the day.”

Jewish Care volunteers, Laurie Kaye and Stephen Messias, are working on the project together. The planting takes place in a walled Piaf’s Garden and the project is available for all those with green fingers to get involved.

PwC UK volunteers will continue to join the allotment group for planting and harvesting and will stay connected with the project through the year.  

Jewish Care’s General Manager at Sandringham, Myriam Browne says, “It’s wonderful to see the vision of the growing, vibrant, cultural community at Sandringham becoming a reality. The allotment group project is a great opportunity to participate in meaningful activities and to meet a variety of people from different generations in the beautiful gardens at Sandringham. There is the freedom and opportunity here for people to do the things they love to do and to live a full and active life.”

“We know that people come to this stage of life with a wealth of experience and have so much to offer their community. Many people love to volunteer when they retire, so we are delighted to welcome people from Pears Court, Ronson Family Community Centre and those local to the Sandringham community from our Supportive Communities Tea Parties, to share their skills and interests with others.”