Supporting local charities

It’s been a busy month in terms of our efforts to support local schools and charities. Here’s a quick round-up of who we’ve helped:

  • We sent a huge delivery of vegetable plants, fruit canes, herbs, potted bulbs and a wooden bench down to Autism Anglia who are one of our 2012 nominated charities. They are improving the garden area at their Peldon campus, where several adults with autism live. We hope they will be able to use the herbs and vegetables in their cooking!
  • We’ve donated seeds to primary schools in the area, and given them resources to create Olympic rings from plants and Jubilee doorstep displays.
  • We’ve given plants and seeds to Colchester Institute’s Clacton Campus who have a programme for youngsters with special educational needs and physical handicaps. They are creating a vegetable garden and will be using the produce in cookery lessons, which we think is a great idea.
  • Raffle prizes have been sent out to a number of organisations including schools and PTAs and a fundraiser trying to raise. funds for a physiotherapy vest for a Mersea teenager with Cystic Fibrosis. More requests are being responded to this week!
  • Tiptree Gardening Club kindly donated two apple trees to each of Tiptree’s Primary Schools. We gave them a good deal, and delivered them to the schools for free. We also delivered some soil to Tiptree Heath School, which the Rotary Club had bought for them.

Look out for another update soon on planting for the Jubilee and supporting Essex County Council with their ‘Big Care Home Conversation’ activities.