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Growing Partnership

By on July 23, 2012

Knutsford GROW is a leading local charity that helps the elderly and disabled with their gardens with much of the work being carried out by volunteers with Adult Learning Difficulties. 

GROW is pleased to announce the support of Tatton Estate Management as Corporate Patron and a major donor.  This new partnership has the backing of Personal Patron, Mrs Jane Foster, of Arley Hall. The principal objective being to increase the profile locally to help attract more charitable donations and volunteer assistance.

“GROW has being working in the area for over ten years but times are tough” said Chairman Neil Forbes.  “We use a volunteer team of gardeners but we still have to cover our overheads like tool maintenance, safety equipment and the like. Without funding and support we would not be able to continue to help the community the way we do”.

Henry Brooks of Tatton Estate Management said, “We are delighted to be Corporate Patron of such a worthwhile organisation as Knutsford GROW.

We hope our donations and involvement will help to build on the significant contribution made already.  Donations are only part of the jigsaw,   but it is only because of the many dedicated volunteers that GROW is able to make such a fantastic contribution to and for our community.”

We ensure that volunteering for GROW benefits both our volunteers as well as the residents who have nicer gardens. Knutsford GROW’s volunteers enjoyed an afternoon in the beautiful gardens and nursery at Bluebell Cottage where we were welcomed by owner, Sue Beesley. GROW’s volunteers from Petty Pool College, Adam, Gemma, Sarah and Tanya are leaving college this year and will no longer be mowing the lawns of Knutsford.

They were awarded certificates by patron, Jane Foster, in the lovely surroundings of the garden, to thank them for all their hard work with GROW. Learner mentor from Petty Pool College, Rob Dandy and volunteer tree surgeon, Roy Higgins also joined us on our afternoon out.

Submitted by Neil Forbes

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