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V. Graham

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£505raised of £5,000 target by 20 supporters

Weʼre raising £5,000 to help fund a community allotment project for mental health service users

Barnet, London
17 days to go

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We are a community allotment project for people in Barnet who have experienced mental health difficulties. Our aims are to provide a safe space for users to rebuild and maintain social skills, regain structure in life and to experience the therapeutic benefits of gardening and co-production - our ethos is Nature, Nurture, Reward. We are run by present and post mental health service users who volunteer their time.
Our project is very much in its infancy but has proven increasingly popular. Our project allows for people to experience a group setting without feeling overwhelmed, to grow in confidence through learning new practical skills, and to improve their wellbeing by being physically active and eating good fresh organic produce.
We have won two years ground rent from the London Borough of Barnet Adults and Communities, but we have no further funding. We have had some donations of gardening tools from friends, neighbors and colleagues, but we're in desperate need of further funding for materials and equipment. We need things like a petrol lawnmower, rotavator and strimmer, as well as regular gardening tools. We would also like funding for some form of club house/hut where we can shelter from the elements when needed and also conduct various therapeutic activities, i.e. art therapy, cooking classes etc. We need picnic benches (at the moment we have nowhere to sit, eat or cook). We also need cooking apparatus such as a BBQ/gas hob etc. Finally, the soil content of the plot is high in clay and thus very difficult to grow from and work with, so we'd also like to purchase large quantities of top soil if possible.

We envision a vibrant plot full of colour and edible growth, with a functional club house and sufficient funds to make purchases whenever necessary. Please help us continue in our dedication and hard work for the benefit of the community! Thank you!

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    1 year ago

    Thank you all for generosity, we really appreciate it.

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Page last updated on: 4/12/2019 11.25



  • Karen Morrell

    Karen Morrell

    Apr 12, 2019

    A donation from the yoga class I have been holding for staff, I hope this helps to buy spring seeds etc


  • Hutch


    Dec 20, 2018

    Keep up the fantastic work!


  • GP


    Dec 20, 2018

    a lovely project and wonderful people


  • Alice


    Nov 5, 2018

    So lovely to hear about how well the allotment is doing. Really inspirational!


  • Doyin


    Nov 1, 2018

    A brilliant project project 👍🏽


  • Jan Furness

    Jan Furness

    Oct 30, 2018

    Great project. Good luck with the fundraising 😊


  • Emma Chihota

    Emma Chihota

    Oct 29, 2018

    Congratulations on completing Phase 1. All the best with Phase 2!


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