NAS Branches were offered the opportunity to apply up to £5000 for a gardening project / activity, which was run in collaboration with the National Garden scheme.
Homeowners across the country open their gardens to the public for a small entrance fee and the funds raised from this are then divided between charities and NAS was successful to benefit this year.
Our application was successful and we have been awarded £4730!
We have chosen to work in partnership with St Marys school as they have an area of garden onsite, which we can use to hold gardening sessions and to help educate our children on how plants grow.
The residents at St Marys will also be involved by ‘meeting & greeting’ our children and making tea and cake for our events.
This is a great opportunity for us not only to work in partnership with a school that supports pupils with learning difficulties and autism, but to also expose our children to the wonders of the outside world.
Our fist gardening session, which will be called the ‘EcoClub’ is to be held at the beginning of December, details to follow.
Well done team!