Addiction charity, Action on Addiction have benefited from a new kitchen garden thanks to colleagues in our Homeownership Team. 

They each took a paid days’ leave to volunteer at Clouds House to help them dig-out three new vegetable patches, a flower bed and clear a seating area. 

The charity said: “We rely on volunteers like the team from Aster to free people, families and communities from addiction. The kitchen garden will be part of the therapeutic activities offered at Clouds House and will provide lots of nutritious produce for our busy kitchen team.”  

For their efforts the charity gave the team a free lunch, so each colleague decided to donate their ‘lunch money’ to the charity instead. With match funding, this meant £60 was also donated to the charity.