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M&S Ghurka widows

M&S encourage their employees to go out every year and make a tangible positive difference in the community. In 2018 we were asked to cover their work with the Gurkha War Widows, sparking new hope to this vulnerable group of people.


During bonfire night in 2017 a small allotment in Greenwich was victim to a stray firework burning down many of the facilities that were being used by its users. It’s users being the widows of Gurkha soldiers, brought to this country after the war but now left alone in a foreign place.  

M&S were quick to help. Rallying their employees to help rebuild and revitalise the allotment with new tools, sheds and facilities. Over the day we captured all aspects of the build while also featuring some first hand accounts from the users and volunteers helping out. Everyone was really pleased with the result not least of all, the widows who now had a new place to connect through gardening and sharing stories together at the allotment. And most importantly having a place that they felt at home.