Back to nature as Veolia volunteers lend a hand

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A TEAM of volunteers from Veolia Environmental Services pulled on their gardening gloves to lend a helping hand at local project Nurture by Nature’ in support of Mind and World Mental Health Day.

Nurture by Nature provides the opportunity for young women in Sheffield and their children to take part in a range of activities to improve physical and mental wellbeing and reduce the stigma of mental health.

The project is supported by the Young Women’s Housing Project and funded by Ecominds, a grant scheme run by Veolia’s charity of the year, Mind thanks to £7.5million of BIG Lottery funding.

Ecominds involves people with experience of mental distress in environmental projects that improve their mental and physical health as well as help local communities.

Volunteers got stuck in clearing the project’s allotment site to lay a stone path as well as weeding and picking vegetables.

Katie Stanford, project coordinator for Nurture by Nature commented: “It was great meeting the Veolia team and I want to say a big thank you for their support with this project.”