Felixstowe pensioner, Debs, is assisted by Alan Seaman as she places the final slab in a new garden feature built by the Muscles team on Saturday 6th October 2018.
Nine volunteers, lead for the first time by Adam Osborne, worked for several hours to help transform the rear garden of her Felixstowe home.
In addition to clearing parts of the garden, (above), the team’s combination of hard work and good humour, resulted in a wooden pergola being constructed, plus a circular pattern of paving slabs surrounded by shingle inside a rectangular base.
Special thanks to everyone concerned, especially Steve for ‘overseeing’ the sundial construction, Adam for his prep work and leadership and Phil (not in the picture) for organizing the refreshments.
The delighted Debs subsequently wrote – “Once again I can’t thank you enough for the miracle you performed in my garden. All of my friends are also suitably impressed and amazed. The pergola is already decked out with lights and will be covered weird and wonderful stuff shortly..
Once I have a final bill for materials I shall be making a donation to Blue Cross. Many, many thanks and it was a pleasure to meet you all.
Finally a special mention and note of thanks to ‘Vera‘ ! As the team were well staffed, they were also able to complete some garden clearance tasks and remove unwanted items to the local tip, in the back of Nick’s trusty Volvo, ‘Vera’. A Muscles life-saver on many occasions.
Muscles project number – 405 Total voluntary hours – 15,342