Axis values the community feel, which is why we give back to the communities in which we work through various charitable donations, volunteering projects and our apprenticeship scheme. We are always looking for new ways to encourage a community vibe and we’ve recently sponsored a gardening contest, by putting £1000 towards it, to bring Croydon residents together.
The event took place in September and consisted of three categories: Best Hanging Basket, Best Communal Garden and Best Overall Garden. The green- fingered Croydon residents had the chance to win vouchers for their efforts.
As part of the process we helped to organise a workshop with EcoLocal, a South London based charity which focuses on linking local groups and individuals with an interest in the environment and its sustainability. The workshop covered a range of topics including: how to tackle issues of food waste, how following a healthy balanced diet can help the environment and what the impact our food choices can make on the economy. Its aim was to inspire locals to get involved with the Garden Competition, but also to engage people with environmental issues.
The Mayor of Croydon, Councillor Patricia Hay-Justice, presented the winners with £150 vouchers and a certificate, whilst the runners up received £75 and a certificate. In total 7 people won prizes, with an extra commendation prize being awarded by the judges to a first time entrant in the best Overall Garden category.
Emeka Obiandu, Croydon Council, commented: “Another great partnership with Axis!”
Best Hanging Basket
Best Communal Garden