GROWING WELL Creating Hope, Transforming Lives

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GROWING WELL Creating Hope, Transforming Lives

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Project by Mary Houston

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Help us to secure the future of our farm-based mental health charity so we can continue to assist people in need of this vital lifeline

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Catherine Cooper 11th September 2019

My mental health was much enhanced by volunteering and training outdoors to the extent I was able to work on similar projects to yours so have first hand experience of how valuable it is from 'both sides of the fence' as it were!

Mary Houston 7th September 2019

Transferring in an incredible £1000 from Grasmere Gingerbread - massive thanks to Joanne Hunter and team. Press release about GG’s appeal to support mental health services in Cumbria is out now and on Growing Well’s Facebook page.

Power Plants 6th September 2019

We are Power Plants, a team of nuclear graduates from across the country who developed our grow-your-own sunflower kits as part of an enterprise challenge. We visited Growing Well in June to see how our project would benefit our inspiring charity partner and its volunteers. Power Plants wants to spread the word about the positive effect therapeutic horticulture can have on personal wellbeing. Growing Well understands the power that growing plants can have on lives. They support people experiencing mental health problems by providing meaningful and fulfilling work on their organic farm in Cumbria. Our sunflower kits cost £10 and Power Plants is donating 100% profits from sales to Growing Well to support them in continuing their important work. Our project is nearly complete and today we are proud to donate £3,200 to this inspirational project! Dave, Liv, Jordan, Anna, Sarah, Sam, Evan, Matt and Mo

Mary Houston 5th September 2019

Transferring in a donation of £320 dropped off at Low Sizergh Barn by a lady from Arnside. Thank you! This was such a lovely surprise for staff and volunteers this morning.

Mary Houston 4th September 2019

Transferring in a £250 donation from the Cartmel in Bloom group, raised through their social activities. Thank you very much for you support and generosity!

Mary Houston 4th September 2019

£150 being transferred in on behalf of Grange Rotary after we hosted a lovely site visit and lunch for their members here at Growing Well today. Thank you!

Mary Houston 2nd September 2019

Transferring in a wonderful £250 donation from Cartmel in Bloom, with money donated from their social activities. Thank you very much for choosing to support our charity at this time.

Jenny England 2nd September 2019

Thanks for all your great work! Hope you smash the target and can continue helping people to realise the confidence and competence within them x x

Mary Houston 2nd September 2019

Not only is she willing to dress up as a pea pod for us and shake buckets, queue in 2 hours of traffic to then wait tables at our fundraising dining events AND be a general superstar on site, one of our volunteers, Helen J, has donated £100 to our crowdfunder. Thank you, Helen!

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