Greenfield Cree have once again been working hard to bring something very special to the community. In partnership with PCP (Pioneering Care Partnership) in Newton Aycliffe they have designed and built a new ‘Super Shed’ which will be a fantastic asset to the PCP garden project.

There was a great response to the new structure, with over fifty people in attendance at the launch which included representatives from the many contributors who had provided their services and materials at a reduced cost or free to the project. These included CEMEX who donated half price concrete, Palram, Newton Aycliffe who supplied plastic sheeting for the skylights, windows and wall linings and sky lights, and BTS who provided the roof free of charge! Palram and BTS were also good enough to supply expert manpower to help carry out the work.

The Shed will be invaluable to the garden project, many of the gardeners themselves were present, one of the leads David, who is a wheelchair user gave a small speech explaining just how the new “Super Shed” would make a difference. The shed will enable him to come along more often especially during inclement weather, and also how good it would be to be able to access the tools and equipment for himself.

The Chair and CEO of the PCP were in attendance alongside Howard Leslie who leads the garden project, Howard acknowledged the generosity of the Cree Men – designing and building the shed would allow the scale of the gardening project to grow. The project promotes wellbeing and friendship for the gardeners, an ethos which is at the heart of Cree. Also as a bi-product there is a lot of produce – strawberries, potatoes, leeks and pears, which participants can take home to use.

Greenfield Cree were well represented at the event with 12 members attending alongside group leader Richard Agar and they thoroughly appreciated the scones and tea and the opportunity to meet and chat with the gardening group, company representatives and the PCP team that has assisted them in this extremely successful and well-received project.

Cree is a GAMP public health funded project led by Greenfield Arts which promotes well-being through community projects and new members are always welcome, anyone wishing to know a little bit more about Cree and Greenfield Arts should contact our friendly team on 01325 379048 or check out our website