The 2017 Implementations Christmas Gift in use.
The group look after the Holy Ghost Cemetery, an oasis of calm in the town of Basingstoke.
And they have fun, even on a rainy Saturday!
The first name to come out in the draw for the Implementations 2017 Christmas Gift is the South View Conservation Group, Basingstoke.
Congratulations, happy Christmas and good gardening in 2018!
Nominator Sarah says
I would like to nominate the South View Conservation Group for all their hard work that they do helping to maintain Basingstoke’s old town cemetery and the adjacent Stationmaster’s Garden in order to give the community an oasis of calm in the centre of our bustling town.
Nomination accepted, Sarah!
Proposer Katy says “Hi! I would like to enter Made-Well into your charity draw? We are a non profit charity organisation down here in Devon. Working with people with mental Ill health and learning disabilities. Getting them involved with horticulture, animal care, craft and cooking.”
St Lukes Trust in Padworth, Berkshire
Nominator Michael says:
Do you know of a charitable or community venture whose members would benefit from a gift of £250 worth of our tools? Please send us your nomination. The recipient’s name will be drawn out of a hat just before Christmas.
Message from Klara at Fountain Hill:
One of the girls loved your Phoenix hoe so much that she said to her mum that she will help at home in the garden if she can be using similar tool. We REALLY LOVE your tools. Thank you very much!!!!!!! As we live in west Wales it rains alot = happy fat slugs. So I hoe with your toools around cougettes, young comfrey and all the other plants slugs would love and until now it worked. Our very free range chickens love the slugs too.
The recipient of the Implementations 2016 christmas gift …
of £120 worth of our tools …
of the ventures nominated by our customers …
The names were put into a hat yesterday …
Nigel’s mum pulled out one …
and it was …
The Fountainhill Creative Education Centre in West Wales, nominated by Maryam.
Wishing them (and everyone else) a very happy Christmas!
Kiveton Park and Wales CDT gardening group
Here is what nominator Bridget has to say about it:
“In 1997 the coal mine in Kiveton Park and Wales was closed with a loss of 1000 jobs. This was devastating for our village. The Community Development Trust was set up, based in the old colliery offices, to help the community get back on its feet. We helped people search for jobs and provided training to help them increase their employment skills.
“Nineteen years later the village has largely recovered. There are new housing estates and the population has risen to 11,000 but there are still pockets of serious deprivation. We are a proud lot and we want to bring back the pride in our village and community spirit that we used to have. We are starting a gardening group which will maintain the public spaces and will ‘green up’ the whole village.
“We haven’t started yet so we don’t have any pictures of us at work but here is a picture of the old colliery office with the expanse of lawn in front. Wait and see what it’ll look like in the future!”
Customer Jules says
“I would like to nominate Temple Druid Community for some tools as they are working with the land and local community – trying to promote organic, self sustaining life styles. http://www.templedruid.org/”
Nomination accepted, Jules.