When I stopped work I was keen to continue to use my experience and skills to support a local charity. As a teacher, I had always worked with young and vulnerable people and wanted to continue to do something that would make a difference to peoples’ lives.

As a gardener myself, I understand the pleasure and rewards that gardening can bring, so when I found out about Thrive, it was the perfect fit.

I now spend one day a week helping in the office. I really value the chance to support the busy team in the varied and growing work that they do.