THE GARDEN of a charity supporting vulnerable adults and their families has been transformed this summer thanks to employees of a holiday park operator.

More than 20 people from the Parkdean Resorts’ human resources team in Gosforth stepped in to help Changing Lives, The Fells, at Plawsworth, near Chester-le-Street, create a welcome space for residents to enjoy.

Parkdean Resorts HR director Maggie Pavlou said: “From digging weeds, planting flowers and trimming the overgrown greenery, the team worked really hard to make the garden at The Fells an enjoyable area for those staying at the project to relax in.

“As a business we encourage our people to give back to the local community, and I hope our efforts are well-received by current and future residents.”

Linda McKie, project lead at Changing Lives added: “We are so grateful to Parkdean Resorts’ HR team for volunteering their time to help develop the garden at our men’s residential project in Durham.

“We have 49 residents staying with us who have experienced homelessness and are receiving support to overcome difficulties in their lives.

“The rejuvenated garden is going to be a valuable addition to the site, providing a therapeutic space, as well as opportunities for residents to develop their gardening skills.”