People living at a homeless shelter helped plant trees as part of a charity project.

Staff from St Mungo’s Homeless Charity and users of the service planted six fruit trees in a garden at the organisation’s High Cross housing centre in Tottenham Hale.

The charity manages the semi-independent houses, which provide accommodation for people who have previously been homeless.

Volunteer Rita, who has been helped by the charity, said: "It turned out to be a beautiful day to plant our garden and we will have the joy of seeing it grow.”

Emma, who lives at the accommodation in High Cross, said: “It was hard work which we all joined in with. The end result was an amazing transformation of our garden. I slept very well that night.”

The team of 20 planted two pear, two apple, two plum and three espaliered trees as part of The London Orchard Project which aims to increase numbers of fruit trees across the capital.