Brian Hughes
Brian helps our horticultural therapists engage with teenagers with behavioural issues

On retiring from the Environment Agency four years ago at aged 60, Brian felt he wanted to volunteer in his local community and for this to be outdoors. As a keen gardener himself, (Brian always found It therapeutic) he was delighted when he discovered Thrive.

Brian’s calm, quiet, yet fun personality has made a huge difference to many of the young people who come to Thrive. And while Thrive works with people of all ages with different disabilities, or ill health, Brian has thrived working with young people with behavioural issues. He is very patient, extremely generous with his gardening and growing knowledge and has earned a level of respect from these youngsters, and the staff at Thrive.