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Richard Pennington

Thrive London 100 - I know I said I wouldn't but......

.......I am again cycling 100 miles for Thrive because they use gardening to change lives

60 %
raised of £1,000 target
by 29 supporters
  • Team members: Scott Tickner, Darren Brook
  • Event: Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 2017, 30 Jul 2017


We use gardening to help disabled people to make positive changes to their lives

Charity Registration No. 277570


I may have said at the beginning of the year that I wasn't going to ask for donations this year but when something close to home (literally 1 mile away!) needs help to raise funds, how could I refuse. 

Please help them with your support whilst I try to get back up to speed to ride the 100 miles.

Thrive uses gardening to bring about positive changes in the lives of people living with disabilities or ill health, or who are isolated, disadvantaged or vulnerable. 

This is known as

 social and therapeutic horticulture

 - the process of working with plants to improve physical and psychological health, and communication and thinking skills.  

It also uses the garden as a safe and secure environment in which to develop an individual’s ability to socialise, make friends, and gain practical skills that make them more independent and self-reliant.  

Using gardening tasks and the environment Thrive horticultural therapists build a set of activities for each gardener aimed at improving their health and well-being and achieving particular goals identified by the gardener themselves or by their family, support workers or carers. 

Gardens offer the peace and tranquillity needed for rehabilitation and recovery.  And, being given the opportunity to develop an interest in gardening will give benefits that can last a life time.

Thrive help people with all kinds of disabilities.


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