Garden delight

Selina Wison (left) from Tesco and Lisa Race from Kiddykins Nursery with a selection of gardening items donated by Tesco

Selina Wison (left) from Tesco and Lisa Race from Kiddykins Nursery with a selection of gardening items donated by Tesco

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GREEN-FINGERED youngsters can enjoy hours of fun in the garden thanks to the generosity of supermarket staff.

Colleagues at Kiddikins Nursery, in Hindpool Close, wrote to various businesses in the town in the hope they would donate goods or cash to support the children in a project to improve the nursery’s garden.

Staff and youngsters from the nursery appeared in the Mail earlier this year as they appealed to the community for help to breathe new life into their garden.

The children spent a lot of time in the outdoor area, but rain and snow over the winter destroyed everything.

But now they are working hard to bring the garden back to life and staff were delighted to hear back from Tesco, in Burn Road, who have now kindly handed over a selection of gardening equipment.

Lisa Race, senior practitioner at the nursery, on the Central Estate, said: “I sent off a load of letters to local businesses and Selina Wilson from Tesco got back in touch straight away.

“She rang me to say that she thought it was a really good cause and that the store was more than happy to get involved.”

Selina visited the nursery earlier this week where she met youngsters and handed over the equipment.

The kind-hearted store staff are planning to go back to the nursery in the future and work in the garden with the children.

Lisa added: “We have spent a lot of money on the garden in the past but the weather has been that awful for the last few years we just haven’t been able to do anything with it.

“The kids love spending time in the garden so we decided we really wanted to make an effort to make it look fantastic again, and now we are on the way thanks to Tesco.

“The children loved having the staff from Tesco here, they always get excited when we get visitors in and they are really grateful for the donations.”