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Saturday, 3 May 2014

Newsletter Early May 2014


Penge Green Gym Newsletter

 

  

Dear Penge Green Gym Supporters

 
 
 
 Happy Birthday

Penge Green Gym!

 
At the beginning of April Penge Green Gym celebrated it's first whole year as an independent community group, looking after Winsford gardens for the community and the environment.  Some very tasty cakes were brought as a special treat for our tea break.  Lizzy Kaimakamis and Julie Royce from TCV joined us for the day, with some rose bed weeding and cake eating!  We were also joined by some members of 'Men in sheds' who were interested to see our work at Winsford Gardens.  We hope to collaborate with them in the future.

 
 
The gardens are blooming and the recently planted seedlings are busting out all over!



We've already planted carrots, leeks, radish, potatoes and lettuce.  We hope to have a lovely display for our open day on 14th June.  The greenhouse is also overflowing with seedlings, many who have now graduated to the cold frame.  We have a continuing battle with the slugs and snails who love the tender plants so we are ever vigilante!  
  
 

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

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