Volunteers Bring Sunshine to Disabled Children’s Charity Garden

A Dundee disabled children’s charity is thanking a group of local volunteers for helping transform its outdoor space for the families and school pupils it supports.

Maya Falconer enjoying The Yard’s outdoor space.

The Yard, which operates from temporary, shared premises at Rainbow House, Drumlanrig Place, offers creative and adventurous play for children and their siblings.  The Yard is welcoming new members and requests for taster sessions.

A group of volunteers from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints at Bingham Terrace, Dundee recently donned their waterproofs to help tidy up the garden space, namely James Garrett, Hayden Church, Tate Watt and Heitiniarii Teauroa.

Gill Thomson, Service Development Manager, The Yard commented, “The garden space was in need of some TLC but is now looking amazing and we’d like to thank them for their hard work and commitment, especially on such a rainy day.  The rain was horrendous at times but it didn’t dampen our spirits!

“Our outdoor space is extremely important to us regardless of the season or weather, and a real haven where children and families who visit can enjoy free, adventurous play in the fresh air. It was fantastic to have the volunteers’ help and enthusiasm and to have the garden looking good as autumn approaches.”

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The Yard is an award-winning charity, running adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. It offers creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play experiences in a well-supported environment. It provides care, support, and opportunities for fun and friendship. Besides informal respite, meeting other parents who face similar challenges lets them build a network of support and understanding that helps ease the difficulties they face. The flagship Edinburgh centre was refurbished by DIY SOS The Big Build in 2012. The Yard Dundee opened in 2015, followed by The Yard Fife in 2016.

The Yard was awarded the Nancy Ovens Positive Support for Play Award 2016 and the Herald Society Award for Improving Young People’s Lives in 2019. Celine Sinclair, Chief Executive of The Yard, was awarded Leading Light at Scottish Charity Awards 2017, Director of the Year at Edinburgh Chamber Business Awards 2018 and Director of the Year – Small Business at IoD Scotland Director of the Year Awards 2018.