Accountants go to ground to do their bit

A TEAM of accountants raced against the clock last week to complete a Ground Force-style challenge by giving a community centre’s gardens a makeover in just one day.

More than 20 staff from Procter and Gamble’s Cobalt Park site in North Shields gave up a day of their time to transform two gardens at the town’s Linskill Centre.

The Linskill Terrace centre is home to more than 30 community groups and charities including Show Racism the Red Card, the Alzheimer’s Society and New Prospects.

The charity challenge was organised as part of P&G’s Community Matters programme encouraging employees to help out good causes.

The volunteers spent a day weeding, clearing waste and trimming foliage for the benefit of the 72,000 people who use the centre each year.

Matthew Robinson, one of the makeover’s organisers, said: “Everybody rolled up their sleeves and worked hard to make sure that the gardens are transformed in time.

“This is the second year that we have helped the Linskill Centre, and we are so pleased to continue this relationship with a centre that makes a difference to the lives of so many people living in North Tyneside.”