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Bridport Day Centre Helped by Band of Volunteers

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8:22am 4th November 2013

There's high praise for Princes Trust volunteers in Bridport.

In just two weeks a team has revamped an overgrown jungle of a garden and cleared it, putting in brightly coloured furniture to make it 'user friendly' again for Bridport Day Centre users.

The garden's a place for people with physical and learning difficulties to relax, get involved in gardening and improve their communication skills.

Day centre worker Stella Crew told Wessex FM she was ' taken aback' at the committment of the youngsters who worked in poor weather to exceed their expectations.

'A pergola which was dark and overgrown was taken down and tidied up, new disabled friendly walkways, a new roof for the summer house, repainting furniture, a new compost bin, fixed gates and  clearing grounds are amongst the work they did,' she says.

Bridport Mayor Maggie Ray performed the 're-opening' ceremony on Friday afternoon.

Princes Trust coordinator Andy Dukes told Wessex FM some of those taking part in the work are turning their lives around and hoping the success of the project will hope them find work. He says 'Some are out of work, others recovering from drug addiction or have a criminal record but all have made a real impression with staff and service users in delivering the garden successfully and on time'.

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