During national Volunteers’ Week (1 – 7 June), our Coventry homelessness charity is appealing to local people to help restore a walled garden in the grounds of our community.

Emmaus Coventry & Warwickshire provides a home and meaningful work for people who have experienced homelessness and social exclusion. Those we support, live together in the charity’s accommodation – a former vicarage in Binley. Some stay for a few months as they gain confidence and skills before they are ready to move on to independent living; others require longer-term support and can stay for as long as they need to.

Our accommodation building dates back to Victorian times, with many original features. This summer, we plan to restore the former walled garden in the grounds.

Many of the people we support find that their mental health is helped by spending time outside. By returning the now-overgrown walled garden to its former glory with beautiful plants and flowers, we’re hoping to create a new tranquil space for everyone to enjoy.

We’re asking local people if they can volunteer some time this summer to help us do this. Even if you can only spare a few hours, we’d really appreciate the assistance.

If you might be interested in volunteering, please get in touch by emailing [email protected]

Many thanks.