Harpenden Gardening Society gives support to Earthworks

Earthworks Summer Fair 2014

Earthworks Summer Fair 2014 - Credit: Archant

A generous donation from a gardening society has given a financial boost to an allotment club for people with acquired brain injuries.

Harpenden Gardening Society has donated £1,000 to Earthworks St Albans which is based at Hixberry Lane and teaches horticultural skills to people with learning difficulties.

Earthworks fundraiser Alexandra McCann explained: “We are really appreciative of this donation. The money donated will go towards running Earthworks Allotment Club which works specifically with gardeners with acquired brain injuries.

“Donating to a small charity like Earthworks makes an immediate difference to the lives of people living with a disability in the St Albans area.”

Phil Thompson from The Harpenden Gardening Society said it was delighted to be able to help Earthworks. “The assistance they give to local people with learning difficulties through horticulture aligns strongly with our Society’s objectives and values.”

And Robin Packman, who has an acquired brain injury and is the pioneer of The Allotment Club, added: “Being at Earthworks and talking and working alongside people has helped me feel more confident. I really enjoy my time here at Earthworks.”