December 12 2013 Latest news:
Ramzy Alwakeel, Reporter
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
It isn’t just the vegetables that are growing at the Hornchurch and District Allotment Society – the group has just donated a record amount to St Francis Hospice.
The society has sold produce at the Havering Show every year since 2001. That first year, growers raised £130 for the Havering-atte-Bower charity.
In August this year, they harvested a bumper crop of £2,500 – bringing the total since 2001 to £16,760.
Havering’s Deputy Mayor Cllr Linda Trew presented a cheque for the full amount to the hospice’s fundraising manager Lynda Head at a town hall ceremony WHEN?
Society chairman Maurice Sparkes said: “Thanks to members for their enthusiasm in mounting displays at the show, demonstrating what can be produced from allotments in the borough.
“I hope the society continues its presence at the show, although there remains a need for more and younger members to come forward.”
There are plots available at sites across Havering, including MacDonald Avenue. Call 01708 452 823 for details.
For information about other sites in the borough, ring James Rose, the council’s allotments officer, on 01708 433 868.
Alternatively, phone the society on 01708 559 166.
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