Festive Decos Help Fund Growing-4-All Charity

December 12, 2013 - 12:36 pm No Comments

We are delighted to continue to work with West Berkshire Mencap, especially at Christmas! The traditional time for for giving and receiving, this year West Berkshire Mencap is inviting everyone to give a little to charity as they receive their festive decorations.

How? Well every time someone buys one of the fabulous Christmas decorations created by the learners and team at West Berkshire Mencap Growing-4-All they will be giving a small donation to the charity.

Growing-4-All Christmas Decorations

Growing-4-All Christmas Decorations

Growing-4-All is West Berks Mencap’s horticultural therapy project. Here learners attending the project use a range of gardening abilities to improve their work and social skills, raise self-esteem and confidence – and anyone who visits the project in Cottismore Park will know that they also have a great time and enjoy themselves! During the year they cultivate plants from seeds, propagate shrubs from cuttings, grow young plants and produce a range of planted items, including their renowned (value for money) early summer and winter hanging baskets.

However, in the run up to Christmas, everyone at Growing-4-All is busy, like Santa’s elves, making a wide range of festive items, the full range of festive decorations includes: natural wreathes (with and without brussel sprouts or fresh red flowers) to willow and cane wreathes (from £5.00-£15.00), natural garlands (£5.00), table decorations (£5.00-£10.00), willow trees (£45.00), gift tags and lavender bags.

Julie Walker and the Growing-4-All team

Julie Walker and the Growing-4-All team

“This is a fabulous time of year at Growing-4-All, there’s such a fun atmosphere in the green house” commented Julie Walker, Growing4All Project Leader. “Everyone helps to ensure we have a wide range of items to sell, each is carefully created by the team, making them helps with dexterity and decision making. Also, it improves social skills and (of course) creates a happy, festive spirit. Anyone who has a specific request should speak to us, we love creating unique items for our customers.”

“Christmas is a very exciting time of year for us and our users, we have a wide range of Christmas themed activities, events and parties,” added Leila Ferguson, CEO of West Berks Mencap. “I particularly like Growing-4-All’s festive decorations, as anyone buying something is helping to keep this extremely valuable project running throughout the year.”

All the Christmas Decorations are available from the Growing4All Project at Cottismore Park, near Kingsclere, (off the A339) which is open from 8.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday. To find out more a make an order call 01635 297200.

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