Wimbledon Foundation supports Thrive

03/01/2018

Thrive Battersea is delighted to receive its second grant from the Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund to support vulnerable people in London.

The money will be used by the charity to help run its popular City & Guilds qualification programme in horticulture.

Thrive horticultural therapist Mark Emery who runs this said: "Client gardeners arriving at Thrive will be experiencing mental ill-health and may have other health issues. 

"Gardening allows them to cope with this by being outdoors, working in nature and becoming part of a group dynamic.

"The grant from Wimbledon Foundation Community Fund enables our clients to access our gardening programme without putting a financial burden upon them. 

"We support their progress from day one and support them towards obtaining a qualification in Practical Horticulture.

"After this we can help with CV writing and interview techniques and hope that will lead to them moving on into voluntary or paid work.

"One of our clients powerfully confirms "It’s this place that keeps me going".

To learn more about the people we help and the work we do at Thrive Battersea, please contact us on 020 7720 2212.