Retirement & Birthday celebration at GROW Ltd
His Excellency and Lady Corder dropped into GROW Ltd (Guernsey's Rural Occupational Workshop) this morning (28 Apr) for a quick look around and to present a special birthday and retirement present to Paul Frise, one of GROW's service users. Paul is celebrating his 65th birthday and his retirement from working at GROW after 12 years.
Sir Ian and Lady Corder were hosted by Patrick Palmer (Chairman) and shown around by Darren Brehaut who has been GROW's assistant manager for the past 3 years. They were able to see all the growing facilities and a colourful and impressive array of spring plants ready for sale this spring. GROW specialises in providing training and sheltered work in horticulture and related craft industries for people with learning disabilities
After touring the facilities, Sir Ian presented Paul with his birthday and retirement cards and a very special gift of a customised Arsenal shirt with the number 65 on its back under Paul's own surname. Paul has been a long-time 'Gunners' supporter.
Staff and workers then closed the visit by presenting Sir Ian and Lady Corder with a splendid tub of strawberry plants and some freshly grown potatoes for the Government House kitchen.