As part of our pledge to support local causes, Welcome stores has been working with Solent Mind for the last couple of years as our chosen charity.

On 27th September, a team of seven from Welcome’s management team headed out to Mayfield Nurseries. The nursery is a subsidiary of Solent Mind offering well-being services to people in the Solent region living with mental health problems, as well as those with learning disabilities to help them develop new gardening skills.

It was an absolutely fantastic day and we were kept busy filling a giant skip with rubbish, emptying and re-designing two offices, tidying a store room, building a massive compost heap and also fitting in some weeding! It was great to see what was achieved at the end of the day as we stood back and admired all our hard work.

But, we couldn’t have done it without the help of our team-mates at Lead Forensics – thanks so much guys! It was great to meet you.

We’d also like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Mayfield Nurseries and Solent Mind for having us – we’d love to come back soon for a visit!

We hope you enjoy a few of our snaps from the day – you can find more on Instagram @coopwelcomestores and on Facebook @WelcomeStores – don’t forget to pop us a follow while you’re there to catch all our latest updates!