A group of skilled ex-military personnel, and a team of local businesses and volunteers will be stars of the small screen when they appear on television tonight.
Kevin Godlington, a former Royal Engineer and Special Forces soldier, and presenter r for Channel 5’s Operation Homefront took on the challenge of turning a patch of jungle-like land in Ashton Park into a working garden, on behalf of Dig In North West.
And the results will appear on screen tonight.
Donna Rowe-Green, Founder of Dig In NW said, “That week in September was a whirlwind of activity, kindness and rain.
“The Operation Homefront project brought together not only highly skilled veterans, but a vast team of local volunteers, extreme generosity from local businesses and amazing input from Preston City Council and their employees.
She added; “Kevin and his team inspired a whole community to come together and create this much valued garden, all in the worst weather conditions we had seen in a long while.”
The sitehas been created for people experiencing the emotional effects of active service, including post traumatic stress (PTSD).
Donna continued; “We have a sign on our cabin that says ‘To you this may just be a shed, but to me it is sanctuary’ and that is true of the whole garden.
“The purpose of the garden is to provide somewhere for veterans and their families, to relax.”
The show will air at 8pm.