Local MP Norman Baker has expressed his congratulations to local organisations Think Free Limited and the Landport Community Allotment Garden for securing nearly £20,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, as well as to Relate which works throughout the county for securing over £7,000.
Think Free Limited has secured £9,950 to develop educationally-focused materials for schools linked to schemes of work, promoting healthy eating and raising the awareness of under-diagnosed food-related illnesses.
Landport Community Allotment Garden, run by Lib Dem Cllr David Gray, received £10,000 to develop a shared gardening facility for members of the community with raised beds and accessible pathways to enable local residents of all abilities to access a shared facility for recreation, growing plants and vegetables and receiving advice about gardening.
Relate will be using the £7,460 to provide training courses in areas such as bereavement and eating disorders for new and existing counsellors, to be able to support people affected by these issues in the local community.
Norman says: "These are three diverse, but very deserving projects that promote healthy eating, sustainable food production and activity, and support for those who are going through tough times. I am therefore very pleased that the Big Lottery Fund has chosen to lend its financial support to them. Of course, I also want to congratulate everyone involved in the projects and wish them the best of luck with achieving the worthy goals that they have set."
Contact Norman at:
23 East Street,
Tel: (01273) 480281.
Fax: (01273) 480287.