🙂 This was a wonderful project to be part of, and we still follow the progress of the group on social media. If you’d like to know more about the group, you can take a look here Willow Garden Project
We are delighted that the Willow Garden Project application to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme has been successful!
The project will now be put forward to a customer vote in local Tesco stores during this month. But we don’t have much time! Voting is only in place until 25 February. The project with the highest number of votes across the region will receive £5000, £2000 and £1000 – all you have to do is the next time you shop at Tesco, you will receive a token. Make sure you ask for one if they forget – it does get busy on the tills! Then take the token to the customer service desk/entrance area where you will see a plastic container for voting.
If the group were to win a share of these funds, it would go towards the costs associated with workshop/volunteer support and service delivery at the Willow Garden Project. The community gardens have been recently finished and some fabulous horticulture therapy sessions and volunteer training have already been delivered. More regular, structured sessions are in the planning!
The Willow Garden Project is the only supported horticultural provision within a 30 mile radius meaning it is very unique to Flyde and Wyre. The project is an excellent resource for the community to learn about food, food growing and seasonality. All horticultural skills gained and transferable and the therapeutic benefits include mood improvement, self belief and personal success. Part of the Willow Garden Project’s ethos is to dispel prejudices surrounding mental health. Neighbouring wards, including Pharos, Jubilee and Warren would benefit hugely from this provision.
Now that we have convinced you to vote, here are the local Tesco shops you can vote:
WARTON LYTHAM RD EXP PR4 1ADBLACKPOOL CLIFTON EXT FY4 4UJB/POOL WHITEGATE EXP FY3 9BZCLEVELEYS METRO FY5 1BSANSDELL RD BPOOL EXP FY1 6PULYTHAM ROAD EXPRESS FY1 6ETST ANNES EXPRESS FY8 3BNSOUTH SHORE BPOOL EXP FY4 2JDST DAVID RD BPOOL EXP FY8 2JUCENTRAL DV BPOOL EXP FY1 5DYBISPHAM BLACKPOOL EXP FY2 0AFMARTON BPOOL EXP FY3 9JWFLEETWOOD HATF AV EXP FY7 7DZPOULTON LE FYLDE EXP FY6 7EPLYTHAM ST ANNES EXP FY8 5EWTHORNTON MARSH EXP FY5 4AFBPOOL WESTCLFF DV EXP FY3 7DRMARTN DV BLCKPOOL EXP FY4 3EULYTHAM ST ANNE RD EXP FY8 1SE
To check the location of any of the above stores, please go to the Tesco website here:
Thank you for taking the time to read this – we appreciate that everyone has busy lives. We will be pushing this all week – we need to make the most of this opportunity. If you want to find out more about the Willow Garden Project,like them on their Facebook page and follow them on Twitter. Please share with friends and family too – thank you!
The Willow Garden Project offers a range of activities and services – please click on the link below to find out more about all the great work they do!
The Willow Garden – Project activity price list
What a great day it was yesterday. Lovely to see soservices many turn out and find out all about the great work that they do at the Willow Project. They showcased the different types of activities and services that they offer, including their very unique food growing community garden scheme. Funded by the Big Lottery Fund and supported by Lancashire County Council, volunteers and ourselves it was, all in all, a very special day. Don’t worry if you missed it though as there will be another event on 4 June. We will remind you closer to the time but put the date in your diaries now!
The Willow Garden project are hosting a promotional day on Wednesday 11 May from 1 – 4pm. We’d love to see you there. It is a great opportunity to find out how the services that The Willow Garden project offer can have huge benefits on the individual, carer, family and/or support organisation. Full details are available on the flyer below – just click on the link.
Willow Garden Promotion Day – 11 May 2016
We are delighted to start moving this project forward! Proffitts role is to help organise 2 promotional days and 2 open days for the local community and businesses/organisations. We’ll need as many volunteers as possible to help run these so keep your eyes peeled for more information and dates! In the meantime, please like and share the following pages – we want as many of you involved as possible for this very special project.
‘Like’ The Willow Garden Project on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. You can also find out any other information from their website.
Building on the success of the group being awarded £50,000 from The Peoples Millions, Proffitts have worked with the group to secure further funding from ‘Awards for All’ to continue to build and secure the future of the Willow Garden. The work associated with the ‘Awards for All’ will start in the new year and will comprise of the following:
– ‘Taster’ workshops aimed at clients, carers and families to showcase the Willow Garden Project as a resource and staff and volunteer expertise.
– Open days aimed at the local community, clients, referral agencies and care organisations to promote services and therapy workshops on offer.
– Identify and create volunteer opportunities to work within the Willow Garden Project.
The main aim of the work will be to attract clients and agencies and sustain this interest in the service Willow Garden Project provides.
Looking forward to the first workshop!
Check out their fabulous website here