STAFF at the NSPCC’s Tidworth Service Centre are appealing for help to complete their sensory garden makeover.

Earlier this year, the NSPCC was awarded a grant by Tesco through its Bags of Help scheme to renovate the garden at the charity’s service centre on Drummer Lane, which supports local children, young people and their families,

Service Centre manager Jane Walker says the garden will make a world of difference to the children and young people who visit the centre, adding: “We are thrilled to have been given this money from Tesco to renovate our garden.

“We have already been extremely lucky to have a team from Staffline and the army to come and paint the fences and lift the old matting, now we are looking for help from our local community to complete the flooring.

“Once the garden is finished, it will be a wonderful space for children, young people and their families to enjoy.”

The materials for the renovation have already been purchased, but now the team at the centre need to find someone with the knowledge and expertise to be able to lay the rubber chippings and resin that will make the playground flooring as safe as possible for the children and young people who use it all year round.

The centre provides a number of services to people living in Wiltshire and the surrounding areas, such as Positive Pathways which offers children and young people help and support to deal with problems affecting their life, happiness and wellbeing.

A Staffline spokesperson said: “A small team decided to volunteer and paint fences at the NSPCC Service Centre at Tidworth.

“We agreed, even though this is a small but simple thing to do, it will help the children with their new sensory garden.

The centre also offers Building Blocks and Pregnancy in Mind.

Anyone keen to register their interest to help complete the centre’s sensory garden, can contact Jo Chappell on 01980 881484 or