A team of shop staff teamed up to transform a care home garden.

Volunteers from the Rickmansworth and Chalfont St Peter branches of Marks & Spencer worked alongside Watford Mencap charity and staff at Berrywood care home on June 5 to revive the home's garden.

They donned gardening gloves to plant, prune weed and dig around the Rickmansworth care home's garden, giving the herb garden a makeover as well as painting outdoor walls.

Watford Mencap provides a range of services for over 1,500 children and adults with learning disabilities within the Watford area in order to help them achieve their full potential and provide support to their families and carers.

The charity is one of 400 community groups across the UK to receive volunteering support from more than 600 Marks & Spencer stores as part of a nationwide week of action to support young people.

Fiona Buckley, the Plan A Champion at M&S Rickmansworth, said: “We’re really proud to be coming together as a team to support Watford Mencap.

“We have supported the charity for a number of years and colleagues really enjoy going there to volunteer.”

She added: “Volunteering makes a profound difference to communities, and we believe that lots of small actions from lots of people creates a lasting impact to initiatives that do so much good for the community across Hertfordshire.”

Carol Tunstall, fundraising manager at Watford Mencap, said: “To have volunteers supporting Berrywood residents really helps break-down perceived barriers around people with learning disabilities and contributes so much to the local community.”