Thumbs up for housing developer

Debbie Urquhart with infants at Tom Thumb Nursery
Debbie Urquhart with infants at Tom Thumb Nursery

A nursery in South Queensferry is set to transform its overgrown garden into a story-telling haven.

And it’s all thanks to a donation from CALA Homes.

The company, which recently launched a new housing development in the town, donated £500 to Tom Thumb Nursery to help the new garden blossom.

Due to a lack of funds the garden, based at the Vennel Hall, had been neglected in recent years but is now set to benefit from a dramatic facelift, creating a tranquil outdoor space for the nursery’s reading groups.

Debbie Urquhart, nursery manager, said: “I’m absolutely delighted to finally be able to make use of the outdoor space we have at the nursery.

“For years the garden has been left untouched as we didn’t have funds to dedicate to it.

“As a partner provider nursery we receive some support from the council but have to rely on a lot of our own fundraising.

“We are, therefore, over the moon with the donation as it has given us a real boost and will be invested in something that will be used for many future generations.

“We’re going to put down some decking and seating around the old tree in the centre of the garden.

“I’m sure we’ll get a lot of use out of it in the summer.

“It’s highly encouraging to see a company like CALA, making a difference in the local community.

“On behalf of everyone at the nursery I’d like to thank its team for their generosity.”

Sarah Stanger, sales and marketing manager at CALA Homes (East), said: “We’re thrilled to help kick start Tom Thumb Nursery’s new garden venture.”