Apprentices Muck In At Hospice

Sun, 2001-06-17 01:00

Horticulture Lecturer Alan McManus, Apprentice Jessica Noddings, Tony Plowman from St Cuthberts and Apprentices Jack Holloway and Joanna Bland.

A group of horticultural apprentices paid a visit to volunteer at St. Cuthbert’s Hospice in Durham this week.

The visit had been planned to take place in February as part of National Apprenticeship Week but had to be postponed due to inclement weather.

But the kind hearted volunteers were keen to reschedule the visit and the three apprentices and their lecturer spent a day volunteering working in the Hospice’s grounds and gardens.

Tony Plowman, who volunteers as the Head Gardener at the Hospice and is also treasurer of The Houghall Horticultural Society set the team to work.

“It was great to have the help of the team today and I’m very grateful of their kindness and hard work,” remarked Mr Plowman.

Lecturer Alan McManus added: “I’m delighted in the professionalism shown by our Apprentices. The day really helped demonstrate their commitment to the programme and the skills they are learning.”

The Apprentices who took part were Jack Halloway, aged 17 from Darlington, Joanna Bland, aged 19 from Tow Law and Jessica Noddings, aged 19 from Hordon.

St. Cuthbert’s Hospice provides a range of care and support services to individuals, as well as to their relations and carers, in and around Durham, helping people to cope with life limiting illnesses.

If you would like to found out more about our Land Based Apprenticeships please call the team on 0191 375 4712.