Gardening Volunteer Leader
After seeing Crossbones Garden, I just had to become a volunteer. That was in 2007.
I have been gardening for over 20 years having then recently gone through a very traumatic relationship break down I needed something to distract my attention. BOST was my therapy.
Now I am a part time session worker I love working with my hardworking team of regular volunteers. I also really enjoy when we have benefacto volunteers and seeing their enjoyment and satisfaction after a hard working session in Christchurch garden.
I think BOST is very important because it not only provides beautiful spaces for people to enjoy but creates a welcoming, safe and friendly place for people to come and get involved with their community learning new skills and meeting new friends.
BOST is a place to build confidence and not feel excluded.
My favourite thing about BOST is that it is a local charity dealing with local people and issues – changing lives everyday.