Whitehouse Farm Allotments, in Hunslet, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund.
The community allotment has 50 plots and 100 members who meet weekly to grow their own fruit and vegetables. The group also runs an education project for local schools, where volunteers teach about the benefits of growing their own produce.
Jema Leadill, secretary says:
“This donation from the Galaxy Hot Chocolate Fund couldn’t have come at a better time. We are hoping to run a group for vulnerable adults and families. However, in order to do so we will need to build a disabled toilet.
“This donation will help in reaching our fundraising target so we can teach more people to grow their own produce.”
The fund is looking to help small, local community groups and charities across the UK and Ireland by donating cash awards to support warm hearted people and projects.
Michelle Frost, spokeswoman for Galaxy Hot Chocolate said yesterday: “We know that across the UK and Ireland smaller charities and groups struggle to make ends meet despite the efforts of a huge number of warm hearted volunteers.
“Our Fund aims to give them a helping hand and hopefully inspire more people to get involved with local community groups.”
Open for entries until February 23 2015, the Fund will distribute five £300 awards to deserving recipients every week. Applications to the fund can be made on the Galaxy Hot Chocolate website www.galaxyhotchocolate.com.
This post was written by Esther Knox using our Create an article for South Leeds Life page.