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£515raised of £7,500 target by 13 supporters

    Weʼve raised £515 to fund creating vibrant community gardens to support health & wellbeing, social isolation, recreation, education and fun for all ages.

    Halton, Cheshire
    Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017

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    TARGET REVISED 23 Sept - following fantastic gifts and pledges for the gardens (e.g. enough wood & compost to create 60+ beds/structures, securing of grounds in Halton to create the main garden!!).

    After participating in the fantastic Halton (Cheshire) wellbeing activities during our cancer treatment, we decided to join forces to give something back to the community.

    The Wonky Garden is a not-for-profit voluntary organisation. Together with volunteers, we will design, create and nurture vibrant community and school gardens abundant with flowers, fruit and vegetables together with funky structures, artwork and sensory areas for relaxation.

    We already have 3 Wonky Garden sites: Grangeway Youth and Community Centre (Runcorn); Moorfield Primary School and Halton Farnworth Hornets (both Widnes).

    Produce will be sold locally with proceeds being reinvested in the project. Excess funds will be allocated within volunteer groups for them to spend on additional health and well-being activities of their choice.

    The aim is not perfection but more about:

    Bringing together different generations of volunteers to engage in their surroundings and develop a closer community
    Supporting loneliness
    Sharing knowledge and expertise
    Enriching school curriculum themes (including science, maths, geography, art, languages)
    Improving physical health and mental wellbeing
    Building life skills (confidence, teamwork, communication)
    Having fun and...
    Together creating ‘The Wonky Garden’, making green spaces special places.
     
    Anyone can come along and join in with growing food and flowers or simply enjoy the company, watching from a comfy seat.

    Once our first sites are established, we will look for other sites such as sports/community hall spaces, unused council land, business land, care home gardens, additional school grounds, etc. so we can then begin the cycle again with additional volunteers and local donors.

    We hope the project will be self-sustaining and we are very encouraged by the positive response we have received as a result of our early enquiries!

    www.thewonkygarden.co.uk

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      13

      • Maureen Callan

        Maureen Callan

        Sep 30, 2017

        Good luck with all your work and garden designs you have plans for sounds a great idea well done it's going to be lovelyMaureen x

        £50.00

      • Chris Crowley

        Chris Crowley

        Sep 26, 2017

        £100.00

      • Dave Cox

        Dave Cox

        Aug 11, 2017

        Hope you reach you're target, great idea, good luck Dave..

        £30.00

      • Ann Hilliard

        Ann Hilliard

        Jul 26, 2017

        Such a wonderful idea .Wishing you every successSuzanne and Ann Hilliard

        £20.00

      • Liz McIntyre

        Liz McIntyre

        Jul 13, 2017

        Lovely idea Amanda, lots of love Liz, Paul & Jack Mc xxx 💜

        £20.00

      • Rebecca Turpin

        Rebecca Turpin

        Jul 13, 2017

        Great idea, good luck :-) xxxxRebecca, Barry, Sam and Alex xxxx

        £20.00

      • Annette Boyne

        Annette Boyne

        Jul 9, 2017

        Such a great idea! Good luck from the Boynes, xxxxx

        £100.00

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      The Wonky Garden (Facebook @thewonkygarden)

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      Halton, Cheshire

      Angela, Sue, Amanda met at one of the fantastic Halton (Cheshire) wellness activities for cancer patients. We want to give back to our community by maximising our life/business skills and combine them with our love of all things outdoors and create The Wonky Garden Project.

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