A kind donation of £2,000 from the W.A. Cargill Charitable Trust has been invaluable to the development of an Allotment Project in West Dunbartonshire which aims to introduce the people we support to growing their own produce and taking care of their own green space.

Lockdown has demonstrated the importance of having access to outdoor spaces and the positive difference these green spaces can make to personal wellbeing. Gardens have never been so appreciated (if you’re lucky enough to have one).

A simple, idyllic gardening session is proven to increase creativity, increase confidence, and improve relaxation. It can also have a positive impact on your physical health especially if you have a mobility issue. The exercise that regular gardening provides helps people to become more active in their day-to-day life.

The generous donation from the W.A Cargill Trust has allowed the service to buy gardening tools, storage, and raised beds so the people they support can get started in time for Spring.

Team Leader, Fay Buchan, explained, “We’re delighted to receive this donation as it has really helped this project get off to a great start. It was a lovely surprise!”

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You can read more about what the people we support, our colleagues and teams across Scotland have been up to in our Spring Newsletter.