MS centre brightened up thanks to hard work in the garden – Video

A LOCAL MS charity has been given a face lift, thanks to a hardy group of staff and volunteers.

The MS Research and Relief Fund, next to the Collingwood School, is putting in petal beds full of wildflowers, such as snapdragons, primrose, Californian bluebells and African daisies, in its garden which is currently lacking in colour.

Stephen Brunning in the transformed garden at the MS Research and Relief Fund property in Morpeth which was done with help from staff and volunteers.

Stephen Brunning in the transformed garden at the MS Research and Relief Fund property in Morpeth which was done with help from staff and volunteers.

The idea behind it is to brighten up the building, as well as giving service users a place for reflection and relaxation when the weather is nice.

The charity is also creating a purple mountain aster mural which symbolises regeneration and hope, and players from a rugby club in Whitley Bay have assisted by digging out shingles and pebbles in the garden which was designed as a memorial garden for Paul Playford, who came to the centre for therapy a decade ago.

Staff at the centre came up with the idea after trying to come up with an idea that linked with Morpeth’s Britain in bloom bids.

To take a video tour of the centre, click on the video player above...