The Pavers Foundation, charitable initiative of family owned-and-run Pavers shoes, has donated £1,000 to Helmsley Walled Garden, a local charity supporting those with additional needs. The grant was made on behalf of Sam Lines-White, Head Office Administrator at Pavers Headquarters in York, through the charity’s employee-led grant application scheme.
The donation will go towards specialised heaters in the Orchid House at the garden. June Tanish explained the impact this will make: “Helmsley Walled Garden were delighted to be the recipients of a grant of £1000 from the Pavers Foundation which enabled the purchase a new heating system for our Orchid House undergoing renovation work last winter. The funding allowed us to install a biofuel heater for our volunteers, many of whom rely on being able to do gentle indoors work for much of the year such as sowing seeds. The garden supports over 70 volunteers who are encouraged to learn new skills, engage with others and enjoy the beautiful results of their work whatever their background, skills or abilities”.
Sam applied for funding having been a regular visitor to the garden for some time and understanding the importance of the opportunities the charity provides for those who attend.
“The Walled Garden is a very special place, not only is it a beautiful garden to visit but also provides an opportunity for many people to spend time outdoors, nurturing not only their own skills and knowledge but contributing to the maintenance and development of the space in a beneficial and healing way.
I have always enjoyed gardening and really appreciate the therapeutic nature of it and that is what the Walled Garden offers to many of the volunteers”. Sam Lines-White. The Pavers Foundation is delighted to support this local charity which makes a huge difference to the lives of those who use its services. The Foundation has donated over £1.1 million since it was founded in 2018 and strives to make meaningful impacts on charities which operate in areas of health, education, community and the environment.