Lord Lieutenant visits Swaffham allotment site

Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson arrives at ESCAPE Allotment to meet users volunteers and members.  FLtoR. David Holmes CBE. ( Chief Executive of Family Action ). William Taylor ( Volunteer ) Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson. ANL-160727-162716009
Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson arrives at ESCAPE Allotment to meet users volunteers and members. FLtoR. David Holmes CBE. ( Chief Executive of Family Action ). William Taylor ( Volunteer ) Lord Lieutenant Richard Jewson. ANL-160727-162716009

Officials and volunteers of a Swaffham community gardening project have been showing off their work to a very special guest.

The Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Richard Jewson, toured the allotments and orchards of the Escape project, which is based at the Tumbler Hill allotment site, last Wednesday.

He met staff, volunteers and service users to find out more about the work the project does to support people living with mental health problems, including training towards horticulture qualifications.

The welcome party was led by David Holmes, chief executive of Family Action, which manages the project.

A group spokesman said: “We are delighted the Lord Lieutenant was able to see some of the valuable work the project does to support some of the most vulnerable members of our community.”