Business in the Community entrant – Sutton Trust

Business in the Community entrant – Sutton Trust
Posted on 25.01.24
Share it:

Business in the Community entrant – Sutton Trust

A Stoke-on-Trent community group has been nominated in the Business in the Community category of the Staffordshire University Business Awards for work including caring for a community garden.

Sutton Trust Community Group has been put forward for the accolade by Matthew Bridger, who chairs the board of trustees.

He said: “At the heart of their impactful work lies the Betty Rushton Community Gardens—a vibrant space that transcends the conventional notion of a community garden.

“More than just a collection of plants and greenery, it is a haven for fostering connections, personal growth and community development.

“The garden provides a serene environment where individuals can engage in light exercise, participate in gardening activities and develop new skills.

“It’s a space where the therapeutic power of nature combines with the joy of communal activities, creating a truly transformative experience.”

The Sutton Trust also stages community events and celebrations including an annual fireworks display and a Christmas lights switch-on event.

It also organises outreach and engagement sessions to help residents to overcome challenges, develop new skills and forge meaningful connections.

Matthew added: “The impact of The Sutton Trust Community Group’s work is immeasurable. Behind the statistics and numbers are real stories of individuals whose lives have been touched and transformed.”

© Copyright 2023 Staffordshire University Business Awards