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Nov 19

Challenge Accepted!

The Challenge teamed up with Moseley in Bloom in September helping to kick-start their 2012 campaign!

The Challenge is a charity sponsored by the Government that brings young people together from diverse backgrounds and throws them in at the deep end. They take on physical, social and civic challenges that prepare them to design and deliver a project that will make a difference in their community. Along the way they learn key skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication, and are encouraged to develop trust in others, responsibility for themselves, understanding and empathy.

Two teams from The Challenge  came to visit  Moseley on two consecutive Sundays to help in two different projects. The first  group of young people helped to clear a garden at sheltered housing scheme for adults with Learning difficulties down Church Road in preparation for Moseley in Bloom to work with the residents for planting up in the spring. The following Sunday another group came and helped us to plant over 1000 spring  bulbs in Moseley Car Park – ensuring that Moseley will become a visually vibrant place to visit in early spring 2012.

Moseley in Bloom and The Chalenege will be teaming up in future years. Carol Miller, Chair of Moseley in Bloom quoted:

“This is a fantastic opportunity to work with such an enthusiastic and talented group of young people. Their help and support this year has enabled us to kick-start some projects ready for the 2012 season. Their hard work at both the sheltered housing scheme and at the Car Park will improve the lives of the people in Moseley. We look forward to working more closely with The Challenge in the future.”

For more information about The Challenge, visit www.the-challenge.org.