Community spirit blooms in partnership with Kirklees mutual aid groups
Clem’s Garden are working with Lindley Covid Mutual Aid Group to brighten up the lives of local people in the area. Clem’s Garden CIC is a social enterprise in Huddersfield. It’s run by local volunteers who don’t have children or grandchildren to channel their care, skills and experience into. They work together to grow and sell flowers, supporting local charities and community projects with the profits.
Their locally grown flowers are included in essential deliveries of food and medicine for those neighbours who don’t have family around or at the end of the phone for support. The group are also supplying HRI staff with bunches of flowers, to show their love and support for NHS staff.
Golcar Mutual Aid Group’s Food Buddies are also working with Clem’s Garden, delivering beautiful bunches of flowers once a fortnight to those who are unable to leave the house.
The Clem’s Garden volunteers have also pitched in to help with writing letters for care home residents who feel isolated, as part of a project co-ordinated by Volunteering Kirklees.
Find out more & Get involved
Clem’s Garden welcome new participants, including adult volunteers who have their own family, as ‘Friends of Clem’s Garden’.
Could you write a letter or draw a picture to brighten someone’s day?
Volunteer to be a letter writer
Find your local mutual aid group
Find your local group – Covid Mutual Aid UK
Had a lovely catch up with the brilliant @ClemsGardenHQ this morning! Not just delivering flowers but their awesome volunteers have been more than willing to help with our letter writing project at the drop of a hat too! Lovely write up @kirkdemocracy 😊 https://t.co/yCerIc6kMb
— VolunteeringKirklees (@vckirklees) May 1, 2020