Groundwork’s Green for Go group were officially presented with a new mural this week at the Lady Pit Lane Model Allotments in Beeston. A group of Leeds City College students officially presented the group with the large decorative mural that they have painted on the rear of the main allotment building.
The students, who are all part of the Prince’s Trust Team Programme, designed and painted the mural following discussions with Green for Go participants. The theme ‘four seasons on an allotment’ was decided upon and the mural was completed over two weeks. Despite mist and rain on the day, the presentation event was a success and enjoyed by all in attendance, including members of Beeston in Bloom and a camera crew from local TV station Made in Leeds.
Mike Sims of Groundwork said:
“The Leeds City College students have done a fantastic job designing and painting the mural. It provides the perfect finishing touch to the newly created seating and barbecue area. The entire Green for Go team are delighted with the results.”
Green for Go is a community project funded by NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) based at Lady Pit Lane Model Allotments. It is for adults from South or East Leeds who have long-term conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiovascular disease (CVD), arthritis, diabetes or suffering chronic pain. The group provides opportunities to improve physical health and mental wellbeing in an outdoor environment.
The group meet every Tuesday and Wednesday (between 10am and 3pm) at the Lady Pitt Lane allotments to undertake a series of activities such as food growing, community gardening, arts and crafts and outdoor cooking. The team also help a series of community projects that form local partnership group Love Beeston, Clean Beeston.
Green for Go is currently recruiting new members. To sign up, or to find out more, please contact John Cummins at Groundwork on (0113) 238 0601.