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Dobbies announces King's Lynn’s Helping Your Community Grow winner

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Dobbies garden centre has announced Lynn’s Helping Your Community Grow project winner, seeing West Walton Community Primary School receive gardening resources to brighten up its green space in a sustainable way.

This spring, Dobbies’ Lynn store is supporting this worthy project with advice, products and support to help its green space flourish.

West Walton Community Primary School supports vulnerable children in the community as well as the elderly, providing animal therapy by taking care of donkeys, pigs, rabbits and alpacas and encouraging the children to enjoy and be at one with nature in the forest school.

Dobbies Garden Centre
Dobbies Garden Centre

The project plans to use Dobbies' support to grow fruit and vegetables to feed the community and use any waste in a sustainable way by giving the animals peelings or by creating their own compost.

Julia Woodcock and Karen Kirk, Forest School Leaders at four schools within The Windmill Federation, are delighted with the win.

They said: “We’re thrilled to have won Dobbies’ Helping Your Community Grow initiative and are looking forward to bringing our project to life. We’re really grateful for everyone’s support in getting us to this point and excited for what’s to come.”

Growing their own
Growing their own

Dobbies’ CEO, Graeme Jenkins, said: “Helping Your Community Grow is a really popular initiative in King's Lynn and we’re thrilled to be announcing our winning project, West Walton Community Primary School, who are looking to make a difference to the local area. It’s been great to see an enhanced importance on sustainability and environmentally-friendly practices this year, and we’re excited to see where our support takes them.”

In addition to the Lynn winner, public voting is now open to crown the national Helping Your Community Grow winner. Projects across the UK that have been successful so far in the process are now in with the chance of securing additional support from Dobbies.

There will be further opportunities for community groups looking to brighten up their local areas. Community groups are invited to contact their local store for details of the community initiatives available on a case-by-case basis.

Voting will remain open until May 16. For more information on how to register your vote, visit Helping Your

Community Grow | Dobbies Garden Centres.

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