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Housing trust lends a helping hand to gardening charity
11:30am Friday 23rd November 2012 in News
A CHARITY that maintains the gardens of the elderly and disabled in Knutsford has teamed up with a housing association.
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 has announced the support of Peaks and Plains Housing Trust as a new donor, with the trust providing GROW with funds to cover the costs of maintaining, repairing and replacing all the tools used for the next two years.
Chairman Neil Forbes said: “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.
“This two-year funding will help stabilise the service and allow us to concentrate on recruiting more volunteers to help out more deserving residents.”
Pete Pealing, community partnerships manager at Peaks and 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.”