Play time chance for refuge

Happy: Workers in garden
Happy: Workers in garden
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A refuge project has been given a helping hand to make much-needed changes.

The Chorley Women’s Refuge had a garden space which was unsuitable for use by the children and families who pass through the scheme, though many wanted to play outside and share time together in the garden.

The Chorley Community Housing (CCH) Neighbourhood Fund has now given a grant towards providing bin stores, a shed, planters and an assortment of play equipment for the children to enjoy. The garden space is now also much bigger.

Samantha Hornsby, Neighbourhood Development Officer at CCH said: “It’s great to be able to support a project such as this. The families who pass through the scheme deserve to enjoy the garden and have a bit of fun.

“The families who use this accommodation are in need of a bit of extra loving care and this new space enables them to share time with their children in a safe, pleasant environment.”

Sherish Aslam, worker at the refuge, said “This work will be of great benefit to the clients here.”