Healthcare company Tunstall is working with the Doncaster Deaf Trust on a gardening scheme

In the first project, the global market-leading technology company, along with Whitley Parish Council, worked with the specialist gardening team at Communication Specialist College, part of the Doncaster Deaf Trust, to secure over 100 plants for the planters that were grown in the Trust’s gardens.

Tunstall Healthcare volunteers collected the plants and planted them in the planters on display throughout the village.

Doncaster Deaf Trust manages Little Learners Day Nursery, Doncaster School for the Deaf – which has been teaching deaf children for over 190 years, Communication Specialist College Doncaster, Aspire to Be Employability Service and Dickson House Children’s Home.

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Tunstall has partnered with the Doncaster Deaf Trust for the planting programme.

Gavin Bashar, Managing Director of Tunstall Healthcare said: “Partnering with Whitley Council on this project not only gave us the opportunity to enhance the area with the planters, but also to work with Communication Specialist College Doncaster and support their students in this , recognized, recognized degrees.

Whitley is a small village north of Doncaster on the A19 between Doncaster and Selby where Tunstall is located.

“We look forward to continuing to work with local organizations to contribute to our community.”

As well as the Doncaster Deaf Trust and Whitley Parish Council, Tunstall Healthcare works with a range of local schools and local and national charities to support and improve the lives of thousands of people across the UK.

Alexis Johnson, chief executive of the Doncaster Deaf Trust, commented on the initiative: “It is our mission to advance the education, training and care of deaf and hearing impaired children and adults and to provide opportunities like this where our students can support them in the local community Community is really important.

“We really enjoyed working on this project and our participating students are excited to see their planters around Whitley. We are grateful to Tunstall and the Council for the opportunity and look forward to partnering with them on future projects.”

The Trust’s College offers a wide range of programs for students wishing to gain professional qualifications, as well as develop their independence and skills for personal and social development, including horticultural courses.

The 24-acre site includes a large greenhouse, planting beds, various orchards and an award-winning show garden, providing a unique environment with an emphasis on hands-on learning in real-world situations. Students have the opportunity to compete, regularly win local ‘In Bloom’ titles and have won awards at the Chelsea Flower Show

Tunstall has been at the forefront of technological innovation for the healthcare, housing and social care markets since 1957. Originally founded as a small television repair shop in Doncaster, the company has experienced exponential growth and now employs around 3,000 people to support more than five million people in 19 countries, including people with dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and long-term health conditions.

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