20th Nov, 2017

Link Nurseries in Powick receives £1,000 donation from Growers United FC

Craig Gibbons 14th Nov, 2017

A UNIQUE horticultural therapy centre in Powick has been handed a £1,000 boost from a community project in the Vale of Evesham.

Link Nurseries, which supports people suffering from mental illnesses and is managed by the Warwickshire College Group, received the generous donation from Growers United FC.

Makhan Singh, owner of Vicarage Nurseries and a founder member of Growers United, heard about Link Nurseries through his close links with Pershore College.

Mr Singh and the rest of the Growers United team visited the Hamilton Close service last week to see first hand the work they do.

The growers were shown around by Link Nurseries manager Phil Woodhead and met some of the clients as well as occupational therapy students from the University of Worcester.

Sharon Bell, WCG vice principal for commercial, said: “We were absolutely delighted to welcome the team from Growers United FC to Link Nurseries.

“It’s fantastic to see them so interested in what we are doing, and wonderful to hear that they would like to be involved on an ongoing basis.

“We’re very keen to talk to other local companies who might want to support us through sponsorship as that would help us expand our service to help even more people.

“It’s such a worthwhile investment to make for our community’s well-being.”

Link Nurseries is also on the search for a volunteer fund-raiser to help support its work in the community.

Anybody interested in volunteering should call 01905 831881, email linknurseries@wcg.ac.uk or visit www.wcg.ac.uk/linknurseries.

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