STAFF at intu Braehead made sure residents at a housing complex for the over 50s will have a bright new garden to enjoy.

Volunteers from the shopping and leisure destination spent a day creating a new garden for the residents at Glentanar Court, in Paisley after intu Braehead agreed to donate £2500 to buy materials for the works.

The volunteer work was part of intu’s company-wide initiative encouraging staff to take the time from their work schedule to help support a local charity or community group.

Along with workers from landscape gardening experts, Cardwell Nurseries, based in Gourock, the intu Braehead team created new flower beds, built wooden planters filled with flowers and plants and gave residents a new garden shed to store their tools.

Residents were delighted with the result of the volunteers’ hard labour and as a thank you, presented the intu Braehead team with a framed stenciled Paisley patterned piece of artwork that had been created by residents during recent art classes they’d taken part in.

Glentanar Court resident, Susan Hill said: “The volunteers from intu Braehead worked really hard weeding and planting and I’m sure the residents here will just love the new garden.

“We’re delighted with what’s been achieved and hopefully we’ll still have some good weather to come so we can sit out and enjoy the garden.”

Lydia Brown, intu Braehead’s community development manager said: “We get involved in quite a lot of projects like this and enjoy coming out into the community to do volunteering work.

“And with the money intu Braehead donates, we can make life just a little bit better for people in the local community.”