Cash Boost To Get Healthy

Centre Manager Martin Horner and volunteers Gill, Christine and Nicola with the £2000 cheque.

Centre Manager Martin Horner and volunteers Gill, Christine and Nicola with the £2000 cheque.

A North Warwickshire charity has secured funding to teach people how to grow their own veg.

 

Two thousand pounds will help the Volunteer Centre North Warwickshire use their allotment to benefit local people.

 

The money has come from the Peugeot Fund awarded through the Heart of England Community Foundation

 

Centre Manager Martin Horner said “We are delighted to have secured the money. It will give our allotment in Atherstone a boost as well as allowing us to encourage local people to grow their own vegetables to enable them to live a healither lifestyle”

 

The land is based in Bracebridge Road and has in the past produced vegetables that have been given to the local community through the local Citizens Advice Bureau. The project is run by volunteers who work hard on a regular basis to help maintain the plot of land.

 

Martin added “This time we will be teaching people the basics of growing your own. Once it has all grown we will use it to make healthy meals using the kitchen in the White Hart Tea Room. We are also looking at giving some of it to the Atherstone Food Bank.

 

The centre is now looking for more volunteers to help out at the allotment. If you would like to join the team, give Martin a call on 01827 717073.

 

You can find out more about volunteering by going to www.vcnw.org.uk.