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Celebrating the success of Share students

Celebrating the success of Share students


Rachel Healy, Marketing and Communications Manager at Share Community (who run the Share Community Garden and Nurseries in Tooting) celebrates their students’ success.

At Share we love to celebrate our students’ achievements. Every November we hold a special awards ceremony to recognise everything they’ve achieved over the year. We’re committed to helping people reach their goals. To help with this, we use something called an Outcome Star to measure each student’s learning journey with us. It’s an online tool that helps us pinpoint each student’s life and learning goals, measure and track their progress, and develop an individual programme of support to help them achieve their personal ambitions. This month, I want to celebrate with you the achievements and aspirations of our horticulture students who are based in the Share Garden, which as many readers know, is nestled in the grounds of Springfield Hospital in Tooting.

Students at Share Nurseries have worked so hard and we’re thrilled to congratulate 5 of our student members who’ve all recently passed their Level 2 in Horticultural skills:

  • Charlotte, who wants to gain work experience in the retail sector. She also manages our pop-up shop at the Springfield University Hospital campus.
  • Daniel P, who started his Level 2 training in order to improve his knowledge and expertise in gardening and one day he wants to gain paid employment. He also works with Charlotte on the pop-up shop.
  • Daniel R, who currently volunteers at the garden and has helped other members work towards their qualifications.
  • Andrew, who is now ready for work and is looking for a paid work placement.
  • And Piers, who will now be working with students in improving their access to work. He also works with a garden maintenance company using his qualification on a daily basis.

Whilst training, our horticulture students are also cultivating plants that are available for anyone to buy at the garden. By purchasing our plants, you’re helping us to fund further training for people with learning disabilities to acquire qualifications and real-life work experience within a supported environment.


Just because the weather is turning colder doesn’t mean there’s less work to be done! Students are working really hard this month in the garden preparing our veg for sale, by sowing seeds and placing them in heated units. We’ll also be lifting and dividing plants from the garden, for example the Geraniums, Achillea, and Leucanthemums. So please do come and visit, it’s well worth a trip! Our polytunnels are well stocked and there’s always something available to buy.

If you’re able to offer help and support to Share either by volunteering, donating, or offering work placements to students please do visit our website at and get in touch!

Share Community is a registered charity that provides training and employment support for disabled adults, including those with learning disabilities, autism, physical/sensory impairments and mental health needs. To find out more about Share’s work or how you can get involved, visit our website at 


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