Exmouth Children’s Centre garden face-lift

Exmouth’s Children’s Centre has been given a green-fingered make-over - thanks to a gardening scheme set up by taxi firm owner Tony Quinn.

Tony, of Exmouth’s Direct Taxis, at Colleton Way, teamed up with 14 Team Direct volunteers, armed with hedge cutters, strimmers and garden tools, and set off to tackle the Moorfield Road site.

Team Direct, who give their odd-job and gardening services free of charge to the disabled and elderly, said it was their biggest job to date.

Nicki Quinn, Tony’s wife, said: “The work involved was cutting the overgrown grass at the front and side of the centre, weeding the alley-way at the side and back, and a general tidy up.”

Lisa Pike, services coordinator at Exmouth’s Children’s Centre, said everyone at the establishment had been ‘amazed’ by the work carried out.

Writing to the Team Direct, she praised the ‘enthusiastic, friendly and generous’ team for their efforts, saying the garden would be appreciated by the staff, parents and children.

l For more information about Team Direct’s work visit: www.direct-taxis.co.uk

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