Fab pics! They really show the spirit of the whole project. I went up there this morning and was knocked out...what a transformation...even at this early stage. Well done everyone who put the hard graft in yesterday.
Here are a few more pics from the first day of clearing
Snoop having a play with Simon who was our tree surgeon, chainsaw and JCB man
Snoop and Becky looking for toads
A view across the portacabin area
Clearing the wooded bit
It was such a lot of fun to be involved with preparing the ground. Everyone was so happy that the work was getting underway and some of us got to use proper loppers, rakes and wheelbarrows - under supervision of course.
The largest part of the costs involved in this project is the secure fence that will enclose the Sensory Garden. We owe a special debt of thanks to Lee Porter who visited the site, surveyed the area and drafted up a spec for our tender document, and to Sarah and Claire from Cardiff Council who have been fabulously supportive and helpful in ensuring that we get the most for our money
And the brilliant news is that work on the fence is starting on Wednesday I'm doing the happy dance!!!
Life in a local authority pound, or in any kennel environment for that matter, is never great for dogs. And as you all know, it's been a particularly devastating time for our dogs at CDH recently
But thanks to the generosity and goodwill of everyone who has supported Friends and the Sensory Garden Fund, very soon our dogs will be able to enjoy some heel-kicking fun, running and jumping, digging and sniffing, playing fetch, (or 'not fetch' as the case may be)
Work on the fence started as planned on Wednesday...
Andrew and his team were so impressed with what we are doing, they have offered to donate the turf for the garden free of charge How extremely generous is that ;D
It's been such a blessed ray of hope this week amidst the heartache and turmoil at the Home. To be able to look forward, past the dreadful situation that we're all struggling with at the moment, and to know that Friends are making a difference to the welfare and wellbeing of our dogs.
Thanks to everyone who has been a part of this, I can't wait to see the first of our dogs running around like a loony in the Garden, off lead for the first time since they came in, it's going to be a fabulous moment