We held a fun day at The Dings Park on Thursday 29th August to show the local community the work we’ve been doing there. Lots of families came along and there were garden tours, food, games and face-painting. The Minister for Civil Society, Nick Hurd, also attended, which gave us a real boost.
We’ve now received feedback from some of those who visited that day:
Tom Watts, local worker: ‘I am at the Dings Youth Centre a lot, so I have been here when the group have been working on the garden. I’ve seen them working so hard, and with real determination. I think the fun day event has been the perfect way to get people down here to see the garden – it looks a lot better than it did three weeks ago!’
Mrs Mason, visitor: ‘I think this is a really good project. I think this is the sort of thing a lot of young people could do. This project seems to have really built up their confidence.’
Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society, gets stuck in during our community garden fun day
One of our team members, Anthony Bloomfield, was featured in The Independent, discussing how this community project has had a positive impact upon his life. Click here to read the full article.