Volunteers spruce up Hartlepool care home garden

Volunteers Billy Henderson and Peter Bolam show resident Jean Walker around the new-look gardens at Queens Meadow Care Home.
Volunteers Billy Henderson and Peter Bolam show resident Jean Walker around the new-look gardens at Queens Meadow Care Home.

Residents at a care home are delighted with their new gardens, which were transformed by two big-hearted volunteers.

The elderly people and staff from Queens Meadow Care Home, in Stockton Road, Hartlepool, could not believe the transformation.

Hartlepool Borough Council workers Peter Golman and Bill Henderson renovated the gardens in their spare time.

They refused to take any payment for the work, and even refused a bacon sandwich as they toiled away one weekend.

A spokesman for the home said: “The volunteers literally popped along and offered to renovate the gardens in their spare time.

“It’s so good of them and they’ve done a grand job. Everyone is over the moon.

“They’ve cut back a lot of vegetation which was overgrown near the fences and have given the flowerbeds a new lease of life, which is so nice for the residents.”