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Sunday, 20 April 2014

Penge Green Gym Newsletter April 2014

See what's happening in Penge this week....

Penge Green Gym Newsletter

 

  

Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters

 
 
 
  Happy Easter From

Winsford Gardens!
 
 

There were no easter eggs growing on our tress but with spring in full swing and with all wet then mild weather, the tree blossom and spring flowers have been particularly spectacular this year.
 
  
 
We were also very happy to find a Slow- worm in our leaf litter.  Apparently neither a worm nor a snake, it is a limbless lizard who loves compost heaps.  Hopfully he wasn't too disturbed by our activities and will go back to hunting insects in the leaf mulch.


Support Dave's big walk to raise funds for Winsford Gardens
 
  Dave, a long time volunteer at Winsford  Gardens (on the right) will be walking the  Pennine Way from 24th June to help raise  funds for our many future projects (and to  get fit too!). If you would like to sponsor him  follow this  link  www.gogetfunding.com/project/daveswalk where you can also follow his progress as he prepares for his big trip.  Pass on to all your friends too. He is also an avid Tweeter and you can follow him @fergussonfamily.     
 
Other ways to help
Winsford Gardens

You can also help raise funds by doing your online shopping via easyfunding.  Sign up to easyfunding and when you shop at places like Amazon or John Lewis online, easyfunding will donate and small percentage to the Penge Green Gym.  To sign up follow this link
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www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/pengegreengym.


Capitol Clean-up Grant

 
Thanks to Keith's hard work and with the help of Lizzie we have been awarded a grant from the Capitol Clean-up.  This means that we can now move forward with our bog garden and hopefully get it ready for our open day on 14th June.  Well done all involved.
 
A bit more bad news...
 
Sadly, over the last couple of weeks the vandalism has become worse.  What was left of the willow dome has now been completely destroyed.  We also suffered a break in to the greenhouse and our lawnmower was taken.  And finally the dead hedge next to the compost bins was burnt to the ground one night. This kind of destruction is very demoralising but we will continue to improve the gardens for the local community. 

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