Gardener cultivating cash for the tin-sheet kids
FLOWER POWER: Tim hopes he can help Indian schoolchildren by raising money.
AN adventurous gardener is helping raise money for poverty stricken schoolkids in India by collecting donations at the Southport Flower Show this summer.
Tim Atkinson, owner of Sound Garden Designs & Rhododendrons in Newton-le-Willows, has visited St Anthony’s School in Mungpoo, West Bengal, and was shocked by what he saw.
Tim told the Star: “I was lost for words when I saw the state of the school. It wasn’t like any school I’ve ever seen before.
“As we walked up I saw a building which I thought was the school but turned out to be a shop. The school was actually the below the shop and its structure was made out of tin sheets.”