Bags of Help funding of £10,000 helped Cairnlee House to construct a beautiful sustainable greenhouse used by all their students.

Cairnlee House, part of Camphill School Aberdeen, is a training centre for young adults with additional support needs such as autism, Down's Syndrome and learning disabilities. Gardening is one of the therapeutic activities available to the students at Cairnlee but the old Victorian style greenhouse had badly deteriorated and needed to be replaced. The Bags of Help grant along with Camphill Trust funds allowed Cairnlee to commission RHS endorsed craftsmen, the Gabriel Ash Company, to construct a hand-built greenhouse, using sustainably sourced Cedar timber.

"The new greenhouse has transformed the space and allowed us to grow more fruits and vegetables. Our students take great pride in growing their own food."

▬ Gayle Johnston, Fundraising Development Manager

The light, airy and spacious greenhouse can accommodate all the students and they are now directly involved in growing plants, fruits and vegetables and bringing on seedlings for the garden.

"It's a great place to work with our students. Crops are growing much better due to the light, warmth and ventilation. The students are much more involved and there is a calmer and more therapeutic atmosphere here. It's also good to have a non-leaky roof!"

▬ Adrian, Cairnlee Gardener

Key Facts
Location: Bieldside, Aberdeen (AB15 9BN)
Project type: Outdoor improvements
Bags of Help Funding: £10,000
Grantee: Cairnlee House

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