Richard in action
Richard first visited the Thrive gardens in Reading after being referred by his doctor onto the 'Breathing Green Air' programme.

Richard had always enjoyed gardening before he visited Thrive but after the 6 week programme ended, he really wanted to give something back and keep improving his health by being in the garden.

Richard has now been volunteering with us for 3 years! He helps by being a bus escort when we pick up and drop off our client gardeners, supports clients with their gardening and can always be relied on for getting involved in our open garden events - what a trooper!

Richard and Katherine

Richard told us why he loves to volunteer at Thrive;

My favourite thing about being a volunteer is seeing the client's faces at the end of the day and hearing about all the great things they've achieved

Richard, volunteer

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Planting out