Green-fingered lawyers help out

Sunday, 1st June, 2008
Green-fingered lawyers from Freeth Cartwright volunteered to help give the community garden at their local YMCA a much needed makeover.

Nine members of staff from the Colton Square firm attended Leicester YMCA's Aylestone Centre on Saturday, June 7 to assist with the clearing out, lining and re-planting of the garden pond and installing a new water feature.

The Aylestone Centre was officially launched by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1996 to offer much needed accommodation and support to vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 25. The centre offers 24 hour advice for a range of different support needs and aims to empower young people to move on to independent living.

Freeth Cartwright solicitor Joy Downes, who co-ordinated the event commented: "We have been acting on behalf of the Leicester YMCA since January 2008 and are really pleased to now be able to build upon these links."

Freeth Cartwright Managing Partner Julian Middleton commented: "The Leicester YMCA offers an invaluable service in the region that means so much to all who access it. Here at Freeth Cartwright we are committed to providing support and help to the community where and when we possibly can. It's a project we feel proud to be associated with."

Paul Brown, Chief Executive of Leicester YMCA said: "It's tremendous to see local businesses helping out in their community. We encourage our residents to look after the garden and grow vegetables, so this project will give them a real boost."

Assisting the Freeth Cartwright volunteers on the day will be a number of YMCA staff and young people who use the centre.


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