JP Corry Portadown make a difference for Simon Community

31 January 2023
Our Portadown branch were recently involved in a local project that utilised their joinery skills and community spirit. The Simon Community’s Linen Court accommodation project requested backing for the installation of an additional raised bed for their Urban Garden. Since 2020, the Urban Garden has provided a dedicated space for therapeutic activities which enhance the physical, mental and social wellbeing of clients.

By installing another raised bed, the project will have the capacity to facilitate clients to grow their own vegetables, thereby promoting self-sufficiency while reducing food insecurity and reliance on foodbank support. Clients will also have the opportunity to learn transferrable life skills which are essential in preparing them for life beyond the Simon Community’s support services.

Pictured- Portadown yard operative Robert Murdoch building a raised planter for the Simon Community Northern Ireland in Armagh as part of a branch donation

Branch Manager Conor Lappin alongside Yard Operative Robert Murdoch donated some man-power along with materials for the project. “Getting involved in projects like this give you a real sense of fulfilment, knowing that you’re making a difference to those less fortunate than yourself.” Branch Manager Conor Lappin.

As always, it's our pleasure at JP Corry to help our local communities.