Blooming great: Youth charity’s garden gets a makeover by Stone King apprentices and trainees

April 13, 2023

A team from Bath law firm Stone King has given a helping hand to city-based charity Mentoring Plus by sprucing up the garden at its Riverside Youth Hub.

The charity helps young people across Bath and North East Somerset who are struggling with school, family or wellbeing. 

Stone King’s team was made up of solicitor apprentices and trainees, who spent an afternoon tidying up the area and adding new plants.

The outdoor activity followed sessions at the firm’s Bath headquarters to help the cohort continue their career development.

Stone King knowledge and learning manager Lisa Garbelotto said: “The group has been keen to do a CSR [corporate social responsibility] activity for some time and we were really pleased to be able to help such a respected and worthwhile organisation.

“Lawyers are normally known for their legal knowledge, so it’s great that we were also able to show off the team’s green fingers too. Hopefully we’ll be able to make it an annual event.”

Mentoring Plus community manager Becki Fox added: “It was wonderful to have a group of volunteers along from Stone King for the afternoon. They did an amazing job of tidying and brightening up our garden.

“Hosting volunteer days at our youth hub gives us the chance to connect with local businesses and for volunteers to give something back to their community at the same time.

“We wouldn’t be able to continue to provide our services without the support of our local community and brilliant local businesses like Stone King.”

Anyone interested in volunteering at Riverside or finding out more about Mentoring Plus’s volunteer mentor program should email

For other ways to get involved, click here

Stone King, which employs more than 230 people across its offices in Bath, Bristol, Birmingham, Cambridge, Leeds and London, is a national leader in the charity, faith and education sectors. 

Pictured. The Stone King team at Mentoring Plus’s youth hub garden. Back row, from left: Davinia Davey, Ammaarah Chothia, Sarah Mohammed and Leanne Shears. Front row: Duncan Hutcheson and Emily Ball


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