Volunteer gardening group needed at The Hunslet Club

The Hunslet Club in South Leeds is a not-for-profit youth organisation and registered Charity with over 3,270 members. With over 100 activity sessions per week, The Hunslet Club does everything it can to enrich the lives of young people in the local and surrounding areas.

We want to continue benefiting the lives of young people by creating an onsite garden where our young people can plant vegetables, grow flowers, and learn more about nature. We want them to not only get closer to nature but to create an outdoor sanctuary that they feel is completely theirs, with a sense of ownership and pride.

To do that, we are searching for a volunteer gardening group to help steer the young people in making over our allotment to transform it into a welcoming space for all. Our young people are eager to learn about different plants and get outdoors to grow their very own vegetables that they can hopefully use in their cooking sessions.

Jennie Baldwin-Baker, the Operations and Finance Manager at The Hunslet Club said,

“An outdoor space, created by our youth club would not only give them a sense of pride, but would allow them, and all the young people we welcome at The Hunslet Club, to have a space where they could relax and get closer to nature. We hope this garden will help reduce stress and will be an asset when helping young people with their mental health and wellbeing.”

If you have a green thumb and think you could help our youth club create an outdoor space, please contact The Hunslet Club today. Call us on (0113) 271 6489 or contact jbaker@hunsletclub.org.uk for more information or to get involved.

Thank you for your continued support. Together we can help young people reach their full potential.

We have some equipment and a greenhouse to start the process, but we are still on the lookout for other items such as:

  • Paving slabs
  • Scaffold poles and fittings
  • Timber
  • Netting/wire
  • 3+ bulk bags of compost and soil (6 would be ideal)


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