Supporting the Work of the Walton Lea Partnership

The Walton Lea Partnership does incredible work in the community, supporting vulnerable adults and young people with learning disabilities by providing a variety of activities and opportunities. 

Much of the learning, development and supported work activity is centred around horticulture from its base at Higher Walton in Warrington.

Rachael Davies from our Wain Group head office, went to visit and was so inspired she arranged for colleagues to volunteer for a day as part of the company’s Helping Hands charity initiative.

A magnificent seven of Nina Chesworth, Lorren Smith, Lily Smith, Jason Hughes, Liam Vaughan, Jacob Kenyon and Jacob Burton were joined by Wain Estates colleagues and helped out around the gardens, weeding, clearing leaves, de-mossing footpaths and planting and potting.

The Charity aims to empower learning disabled and vulnerable adults with hands on practical experiences to help them lead active and independent lives to their full potential. It supports learning new skills through eight social enterprises including furniture upcycling, woodwork and media as well as horticulture.

Donna Sleet, communications & community fundraiser at Walton Lea Partnership, said: “The Wain Group team were brilliant and did a fantastic job at the back of the garden. They looked like they enjoyed themselves and interacted with our amazing learners. 

“We hope they enjoyed our company as much as we enjoyed theirs.”

You can learn more about the Partnership’s work here: