Fund Raising Pays Off from the Co-op

The Geddington Brickyard Garden

received a tremendous boost to their funds when the Central England Co-operative Society awarded the Garden a £5000 grant from their Community Fund.

Present at the presentation (on Tuesday 24 February), held at the Co-op’s store in Hallwood Road, Kettering, were Mr Leigh Poynton, manager of the Hallwood Road store and Lynette Litman, Brenda McCraith, Marta Mayhew and Ian Kelman from the GBG.

GBG Organiser, Lynette Litman told “The award will be put towards the GBG’s proposal to transform the Mound into a wildflower plateau for observation, education and enjoyment.”

Lynette continued: “Once the work is complete, we can build a reading circle on the plateau, which will provide a lovely, shady area to look out on the surrounding countryside. As time and resources permit, we can also develop a small woodland trail at the top of the site.”

The GBG workforce hope to start work on the Mound later this month, weather permitting.

The GBG were one of four organisations awarded grants this year. The Co-operative representative from Cheshire, mentioned that few awards had been granted over the last couple of years, so GBG’s proposal fell on fertile ground. (Sorry about the pun – or perhaps not!)