Tuesday 19th December 2017

After many months of hard work from a fantastic team of City of Chelmsford Mencap volunteers, our new vegetable garden at North Court Road is officially open. With a grant from Tesco Bags of Help to create a wheelchair friendly path, and support from volunteer builders WBS who provided pathways between the veg/flower beds, the group were able to breathe new life into an unused corner of the Farleigh Hospice grounds.

Rachel Penny, a Farleigh Hospice patient and a supporter of City of Chelmsford Mencap, was given the honour of opening the garden: “Thanks must go to the Mencap students for their hard work, the art group and art group volunteers, the contractors, the fundraisers who provided the money, and all the others who have been involved with the development and completion of the garden.”