Charity support grows thanks to Pott Row gardening club
A group of green-fingered villagers is helping the work of a children’s charity to bloom and thrive.
Members of the Greenfingers Gardening Club raised funds for Nelson’s Journey when they held their 30th annual show last month.
And officials from the charity came to the group’s latest monthly meeting at the Pott Row village hall last Tuesday to receive a £2,000 donation from the club.
Nelson’s Journey, which provides emotional support to young people up to the age of 18 who have lost a significant person in their lives, was chosen as the club’s charity to support throughout 2019 by a majority of Greenfingers members.
Jenny Haywood, the group’s programme secretary, said the cash was raised through a number of initiatives, including raffles at their monthly meetings, a plant and cake sale and activities at their annual show in September.
She added: “We were very lucky we were able to give what we did.”
Dave Cole, from Nelson's Journey, is pictured above, right, receiving the cheque from club chairman Cynthia Jackson.
The Greenfingers will choose their 2020 charity early in the new year.