Gardening gloves at the ready in Cheltenham!

Phone lines open on Wednesday 17 May at 1pm.  Please call 07799 476519 to book.  

Don't forget to look at the size of the challenge indicated by looking at the key at the bottom.  Plus, if available, click the photo link for your challenge to view your potential project.

007  The names Pond, James Pond

Challenge group size:  M

James Hopkins Trust

What's the challenge?

James Hopkins Trust (JHT) provides free nursing respite for young Gloucestershire-based children who are life limited, life threatened or severely disabled.  They currently support 90 local families, and referrals increase year on year for their services.

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Please give their award-winning garden an Autumn clean on Thursday 5 October, to include tidying the gardens, cleaning the play equipment and cleaning out the pond.

 

 

 

008  A place for reflection

Challenge group size:  S

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

What's the challenge?

Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) provides free, confidential, emotional support, advocacy and information to female victims and survivors of rape, sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse. 

 

They have an outside space of their new premises which turned into a quiet tranquil courtyard garden area for the women and girls to use. It needs general tidying up, adding some raised beds, pots and seating. Photos >

 

 

 

 

009  Fruits of Your Labour

Challenge group size:  F

Greenwoods

What's the challenge?

Greenwoods work with disabled children from 3-12 years of age through the media of gardening, small farm animals and rural activities to provide therapeutic respite, throughout the year.

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Engage in fruit picking for a day in Greenwoods Cider Fruit Orchards. The fruit will then be sold to raise much needed funds for the project. Your challenge is to pick up to 10 tonnes of fruit in a day! 

 

010  Safe Play

Challenge group size:  M

Stroud Beresford Group (Stroud Women's Refuge)

What's the challenge?

Stroud Beresford Women's Refuge offers accommodation and outreach services to women and children who have experienced domestic abuse, helping them to move from the abuse that they have experienced to build a safer, happier future.

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They would love their courtyard garden to be smartened up for the women and children of varying ages.  This would include generally tidying up the area, painting the walls, planting a few climbers and easily maintainble shrubs, moving the existing sandpit to a corner and making it more waterproof, adding a small soft matted area for small children to play safely. A picnic bench would also be appreciated as the existing furniture is rotten and delapidated. This would suit a team of approx 6-7 people. 

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011  It must be fete!

Challenge group size:  S

James Hopkins Trust

What's the challenge?

James Hopkins Trust (JHT) provides free nursing respite for young Gloucestershire-based children who are life limited, life threatened or severely disabled.  They currently support 90 local families, and referrals increase year on year for their services.

Website

 

JHT would like a small team to tidy their garden on Thursday 6 July ready for hundreds of visitors to their summer fete on Sunday 9 July.

 

 

 

 

 

 = Wheelchair accessible