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Keeping on top of a big garden is no mean feat, so having a few extra hands to help keep things in order is always welcome.

Parts of our gardens in King’s Heath Park, Birmingham, have been getting some TLC recently from hard-grafting volunteers from several companies, including Sainsbury’s, Unity Bank and EntecSi.

Hedges have been trimmed, sculptures pressure-washed, raised planters revamped and wonky paths weeded, repaired and relaid.

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`It’s been wonderful to see the difference these teams of corporate volunteers have made in a relatively short space of time,’ said Sarah Bowers, Thrive Birmingham’s Regional Centre Manager.

`Having such assistance not only keeps the gardens in good shape but crucially means Thrive staff and volunteers can concentrate on delivering therapeutic gardening sessions for clients.’

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Anna Lane, Senior Business Consultant at Entec Si, said: `We were over the moon to be able to help Thrive to transform its space. Beyond the clear benefits that these changes will bring to those visiting the gardens, the day also provided a great opportunity for members of our team, who are based across different client sites, to work together on a very worthy project.’

Discover more about corporate volunteering with Thrive here.