Staff from Johnsons of Whixley will be getting stuck into volunteering their services to help a worthy cause in North Yorkshire.

York Cares is a partnership of the city’s leading employers committed to improve outdoor spaces at various community organisations across the city through employee-volunteering.

Five members of staff from horticultural nursery, Johnsons, based halfway between York and Harrogate, will join York Cares team on Thursday, 18th October to help with their latest project of renovating the Greenfields Community Garden.

The garden is heavily used by residents, scouts and schools and requires tidying and winter maintenance to remain usable.

Volunteers will help cut back brambles, prune fruit bushes and trees, pull up weeds and turn compost at the Haxby Road site.

Johnsons last worked with the project in June 2018 to improve the outside spaces at Mill Lodge, Gale Farm Court’s independent living community and Clarence Gardens at York Hospital.

The members of staff from Johnsons participating in October’s project are Claire Horner, Laura Holmes, Jim Christmas, Darren Fawbert and Ellie Richardson.

Caring volunteer, Ellie, said: “This is our third volunteering project with York Cares and we jumped at the chance to get involved again.

“We’re looking forward to helping keep Greenfields Community Garden looking its best and ensuring that it remains valued in the heart of the community.”

Johnsons of Whixley is a family business first established in 1921 and one of Europe’s largest horticultural suppliers to the commercial sector.