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New sponsor partner for Knutsford Grow!

By on November 20, 2012

Knutsford GROW is a 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 Peaks & Plains Housing Trust as a new donor.  The Trust has provided GROW with funds to cover the costs of maintaining, repairing and replacing all the tools used for the next two years.

“GROW has being working in the area for over ten years” said Chairman Neil Forbes.  “We use a volunteer team of gardeners but we still have to cover our overheads. Without funding and support like this we would not be able to continue to help the community the way we do.  This two year funding will help stabilise the service and allow us to concentrate on recruiting more volunteers to help out more deserving residents. Thanks Peaks and Plains.”

Pete Pealing, Community Partnerships Manager at Peaks & Plains, added “We are absolutely delighted to be able to support GROW. The work that they do is invaluable and makes a real difference to many older and disabled people throughout Knutsford. We hope that our funding will help them continue their great work, and reach even more people!”

We ensure that volunteering for GROW benefits our volunteers by providing training and encouragement as well as the residents who have nicer gardens and are less isolated as a result.

GROW recently had to cut its gardening service by 50% due to lack of funds; normal service has now resumed.

If you would like to donate, please do.  All welcome no matter how big small.  You can do this by texting GROW44 £(amount) to 70070 or via our website using PayPal, debit or credit card or sending a cheque payable to Knutsford GROW to 69 Westfield Drive Knutsford Cheshire WA16 0BH.

Can’t spare any cash but can spare some time?  We need volunteer gardeners of all abilities, help with admin or by being a trustee.  Volunteering won’t affect any unemployment benefits you may be on and looks good on your CV or university applications.  Check out our website for more information.

Contributed to the Knutsford Times by Neil Forbes

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