The girls, who are in Year 10 and Year 8, have been selling seedlings grown in their garden in return for donations to the Cornish charity, which cares for adults with mental health issues. Alongside their mum, Ellie, the girls have grown, transplanted and potted on hundreds of seedlings and now sold over 500 plants to their neighbours and local community. They have already raised over £200 with their efforts.
Evie says: “I enjoy helping my mum in the polytunnel, and visiting People and Gardens, so it’s really good to be able to combine gardening and helping the charity.”
People and Gardens was set up by Ken and Lorraine Radford in 1997 to enable people with learning disabilities or emotional impairments to be able to develop as individuals, to learn work and social skills and to have equality of choice and opportunity in the workplace.
Evie and Sophie have helped to plant at the project a number of times as well as attending its charity events.