Green Angels celebrated

THE commitment and passion displayed by green-fingered trainees inspired to make a positive difference at Liverpool’s Festival Gardens will be honoured at a special celebration ceremony.

This year 27 local people have taken part in the Big Lottery-funded Green Angels course – a free programme, provided by national charity the Land Trust, which aims to improve the quality of life for local communities by providing new environmental training opportunities. Participants, who come from a range of backgrounds across Liverpool, have benefited from undertaking courses that include: Countryside Management and Parks Maintenance, Business Skills, Environmental Education and Horticulture. On Thursday 1 October, at Toxteth Town Hall, the culmination of all their hard work at Festival Gardens will be rewarded with a celebration ceremony, providing the participants with certificates marking the completion of the Green Angels courses and training. Carolyn Hassall, Green Angels Project Manager, said: “The Green Angels programme is all about equipping people with new skills and experiences and we are incredibly proud of the progress all our participants have made. “Along with gaining a qualification and enhanced career prospects, our Green Angels have benefited from improved confidence, made new friends and enjoyed enhanced health and wellbeing provided by the great outdoors setting.” To find out more about the Green Angels, visithttp://www.liverpoolfestivalgardens.com/green_angels.html