For the last eight years, over the Christmas period, we have been giving out planted containers to individuals in our local community who, for one reason or another, deserve some Christmas cheer.
This year, we teamed up with our chosen charities of the year:
Abberton Rural Training (supported by Perrywood Tiptree)
The Red Rose Community Farm (supported by Perrywood Sudbury).
and then The Tiptree Community Hub.
These planters were given to the amazing volunteers who kindly give up their time to support these important charities and community group.
Abberton Rural Training is an educational charity providing practical and skills training alongside therapeutic support and mentoring to the residents of Essex and surrounding areas.
The Red Rose Community Farm (run by The Befriending Scheme) provides a therapeutic environment with friendship and learning opportunities for those with learning disabilities, people suffering from ill mental health, and vulnerable children and families.
The Tiptree Community Hub provides a range of services for the local community such as access to free food and supporting good physical and mental health.
Louise Smith, Senior Communications Manager at Perrywood comments, “I’ve helped organise our Christmas Cheer campaign for a number of years now and the enjoyment of delivering them hasn’t wavered. It is an honour to gift the planters to well deserving volunteers or someone in need of a little lift. Visiting the charities we support and local community groups is always inspiring, the work they do is so valuable and this is even more apparent when you visit and see the huge smiles from those that benefit.”