B&Q Southport Joins Forces With Revitalise Sandpipers In Community Gardening Collaboration

B&Q Southport has announced its support for national charity Revitalise and their Sandpipers centre in the North West, recently taking to their outdoor space to help with the refurbishment of their gardens.

Revitalise, a dedicated organisation that specialises in creating fully accessible respite holidays for disabled individuals and their caregivers supported by 24 hours care, is the only provider of its kind in the UK. The Sandpipers centre has become a cherished destination for those seeking respite care, offering a wealth of fantastic facilities, including a hydrotherapy pool, in-house entertainment, and enriching excursions. Nestled beside the water, their centre provides much-needed breaks, support, and experiences for those seeking a vibrant and inclusive community.

The B&Q Foundation, a charity set up to make a positive difference in local communities, sent George, the General Manager of B&Q Southport, along with his dedicated team down to Sandpipers last month. They arrived armed with garden furniture, essential gardening tools, and an assortment of plants to refurb the holiday destination. Their generous contribution ensures that the Sandpipers garden will flourish year-round, adding to the charm and beauty of the centre.

In a brilliant show of community spirit, B&Q Foundation’s Volunteering 2023 scheme rallied a team of six volunteers, who joined George and his colleagues in the gardening efforts. Together, they have breathed new life into this cherished community space.

The support from B&Q Southport has made an enormous impact on the Sandpipers gardens, which show stunning views overlooking Southport’s iconic Marine Lake. This refurbishment has played a big role in transforming the centre’s outdoor space into an even more inviting and welcoming environment for guests, carers, and volunteers.

Revitalise provides 4,500 breaks a year to over 2,600 people. Disabled people can come with their loved ones, allowing both to relax and have fun whilst Revitalise takes care of everything behind the scenes.

Kelly, General Manager of Revitalise Sandpipers, expressed her gratitude for the collaboration, stating, “B&Q Southport’s kind support has truly transformed our gardens and we are immensely proud to be a part of this collaborative effort that brings joy to our guests, their families and carers. This development will enhance the experience for our guests and time spent outdoors, so a huge thank you to all involved from the team at Revitalise”