Our Garden Appeal Success

 

Today was the last day of our crowd funding on Local Giving.  Our Garden Appeal was to raise money to build and equip our site at St Vincents School.   We are really pleased to have raised 93% of the funds we need, that’s a massive £7183.75.   We have already begun to transform an abandoned corner of a school field into a garden that will be home to our Garden Club and provide a great space for workshops and social events for people with dementia, carers and families.

We have been shopping as we go and have now have a site clear of brambles and saplings…..and ‘stuff’.  We have a  Tool Shed – painted red of course – as well as an amazing Activity Shed that will enable us to work whatever the weather and will be a real hub for our gardeners.  We have also purchased the wood for raised beds to make our garden accessible to all.  It’s really only left to start buying the tools and equipment, from tables and chairs to seed trays.  We have had donations from all sorts of people and organisations such as Stevenage Rotary.  We have also received funding from HCF for a regular garden club which we are piloting from Monday 2 March to run for the rest of the year.

All this is of course perfect timing as Spring is most definitely in the air.

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