A donation of 25 high-visibility jackets to Guernsey’s Rural Occupational Workshop (GROW) will ensure the charity’s helpers keep dry and be seen as the gloomy winter weather sets in.
GROW was formed in 1984 to provide training in horticulture and a sheltered work environment for people with learning disabilities. The jackets, donated by RBC Wealth Management, will be welcomed by GROW’s helpers, who previously had just fleeces to keep warm and dry.
Matthew Kerr, Manager at GROW said: ‘We are, and always will be, grateful to companies like RBC Wealth Management and to the people of Guernsey for their continued support, especially through these very hard economic times. These good-quality, warm high-visibility jackets are not only good for work but also keep our members seen on the roads in the winter time.
‘Donations like this do make a difference, and we are excited to be developing a new workshop area for making wooden garden planters and picnic tables – we hope to have some products ready to sell next spring. We are now also able to offer a very good range of hedging plants at excellent prices, a lot of which have been raised from cuttings, as well as our regular garden maintenance service.’
Alan Pearce, Chair of the Guernsey Leadership Team, RBC Wealth Management said: ‘RBC Wealth Management is committed to supporting local projects like GROW, which provide an invaluable and supportive environment for those in our community with learning disabilities. It enables them to learn new skills and interact with the public, who come to buy their lovingly-grown produce. I’m sure the jackets will get year-round use, given that Guernsey has just experienced its wettest summer for 40 years.’
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