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Gardens at a retirement scheme got a much-needed clean up from members of youth group Kumon Y’all.

The group, based in Savile Town, has built up a great relationship with residents at the Walker Street retirement living scheme in Thornhill Lees, after members were invited to do a talk there last year.

Kumon Y'all Youth Group has been working with residents from Walker Street Residential Complex for the last year. They have been doing up the complex garden for them. Abdul Ahmed. (D532D330)

Kumon Y'all Youth Group has been working with residents from Walker Street Residential Complex for the last year. They have been doing up the complex garden for them. Abdul Ahmed. (D532D330)

Now members visit the complex regularly, helping with a variety of tasks and activities, including gardening work, offering massages and beauty therapy sessions for residents and getting involved in exercise classes.

Scheme coordinator Jeanette West said: “The young people are an absolute godsend. They worked so hard in the gardens, doing all the weeding, clearing away amy rubbish and some planting. They seemed to really enjoy it and the residents loved having the young people here.”

Farook Yunus, group leader from Kumon Y’all, said: “Around 20 of us went down to do some gardening and had a really great time. There was so much laughter and the atmosphere between the young people and the residents was electric.

“We’ve become almost like family, and it’s lovely that something so little can bring a smile to people’s faces.