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National Allotment Society donate £200 to Trust Links

We were delighted to receive a generous donation of £200 from the National Allotment Society, to help towards the cost of repairs following a spate of vandalism.

 We appealed for support after our Growing Together Shoeburyness was targeted several times by vandals, who broke in and recklessly spoilt the therapeutic garden and caused hundreds of pounds of damage. 

Local supporters raised over £400 in a CrowdFunding campaign, but Ray How, Treasurer at Gaynes Park Manners Way Allotment and Garden Association, wanted to help, so he liaised with the National Allotment Society to bump up the fundraising.

Chief Executive Matt King said: "Whilst it seems like just mindless vandalism, it hits our members and volunteers hard. They spend hours working in our therapeutic gardens which many describe as a safe haven, so it feels very much like a personal attack.”

He continued: "We were so pleased with the money raised through our CrowdFunding campaign but this kind donation from the National Allotment Society takes our fundraising total to £625 which will go some way to repairing the damage, and we are so grateful for everyone’s support.”

If you would like to fundraise for Trust Links, to recover the cost of vandalism or support our ongoing work, visit our fundraising page for more information.