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RESIDENTS at a Renfrew nursing home can now ‘putter’ around the garden thanks to staff from intu Braehead.

Volunteers from the shopping and leisure destination spent the day tidying up the large garden at Craigielea Care Centre, in French Street and creating a golf hole for the residents to play putting.

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The intu Braehead staff were joined by the landscape gardening experts Cardwell Nurseries, based in Gourock to carry out the work at the nursing home.

The gardening 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 work.

Service manager at Craigielea Care Centre, part of he Holmes Care Group, Sheila Inshaw said: “It’s important that our residents get the opportunity to spend time outdoors and they love going into the garden now it has been worked on and improved.

“We’ve had very positive comments from residents and their relatives about the garden and it’s given then place a whole new lease of life. And some of the residents certainly enjoy playing putting in the garden.”

“We can’t thank intu Braehead and Cardwell Nurseries enough for what they have done for us.”

Community development manager at intu Braehead, Lydia Brown said: “Our volunteering scheme is a good way for us to put something back into the community and help local charities and good causes.”

If any local charities or community groups need help with tasks like landscaping, gardening, painting and decorating, or repairs to damaged property, they should email braehead.community@intu.co.uk or call Lydia Brown on 0141 885 1441.