An Ardrossan care home has a new memory garden thanks to volunteers from a Three Towns employment project.

The team from the Positive Steps with Partners Project helped create the garden at South Beach House in conjunction with Ayrshire College’s Working with Others course.

The course required the group to find a community project to work together in developing communication and team working skills, and the team found a garden within South Beach House that was in need of some TLC. The care home’s deputy manager, Maureen Grier, said she’d like the space to be a memory garden for residents to remember friends that have passed on.

A spokeswoman for the project said that the volunteers “really came together in developing a plan in bringing the garden back to life and injecting some colour into the flower beds and painting the handrails”.

She added: “It’s a very peaceful corner of the home and residents are extremely pleased with the end results.”

One of the volunteers, Ann, said: “It’s great to see the end result and we all feel very proud of our achievement but mostly pleased that residents can enjoy this nice space in memory of friends.”

To get involved in volunteering or the Positive Steps with Partners Project, call Cheryl on 01294 443044 or pop into the office in at 27 Vernon Street, Saltcoats.