It’s been a busy week for Ned Tench and his team of volunteers in the garden of the FAB Community House in Ferndale.
The group, consisting of Ned, Peter O’Brien, Mark McHale and Nathan Mullally and a few more volunteers, spent five days working on transforming the area from an overgrown mess into a perfect little haven for everyone to enjoy.
“We’ve been hard at it all week,í said Ned, who is based in New Ross. ëI suppose one of the days was spent just getting ourselves set up and getting everything sorted, so you could say it took four days really. I do this for a living and when you know what you’re doing you can get through jobs like this quick enough.”
Throughout the week four men worked extremely hard on the garden and on Friday when it was all done, they were able to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labour.
“It’s a perfect little spot on a day like today,” Ned said. “The good thing about the garden now is that it will be easy for them to maintain. Over the next few weeks they can start planting the flowers and that will really set it off.”
While the work was mostly carried out by Ned, Peter, Mark and Nathan, they were helped by volunteers from Ozanam House as well as Olga Navickiene, Helen Keating and Ann Beary throughout the week, ensuring they were finished by the deadline they had set themselves of Friday afternoon.
GENEROUS businesses who donated materials free of chage to the initiative included:
Traynor’s Hardware, John Street, Wexford
Telephone: 053 91 22511
Boggan Sand & Gravel, Kilmacree, Drinagh
Telephone: 053 91 58039
Castle Stone, Castle Ellis, The Ballagh, Enniscorthy
Telephone: 053 9136136
Trinity Hire, Trinity Street, Wexford
Telephone: 053 9147900
The Wexford People also donated €1,000 to the project.
Thanks are also due to some generous readers who donated items.
FAB would still welcome donations of garden furniture and features, and appropriate plants. Any business or reader who can help can contact them on 053 9142018 or through the Wexford People.