Thursday, 26 November 2009

People's Millions for Papworth Trust

The Papworth Trust have applied for some funding from the Big Lottery 'People's Millions', and today's the day for voting!
Papworth's project is called “Cultivating Quality”. (You can read all about it HERE. I have also placed some info at the bottom of this post which describes the project.) Please vote for us on the following number:

0871 626 8848

The voting lines opened at 9 am and close at midnight tonight, GMT. Calls made after closing time won't be counted, but may still be charged.

You can vote up to 10 times and we are really hoping that you will. However, if you ring from a mobile, it will cost the bill payer nearly £3.00 for 10 calls. On the other hand, if you use a landline, you can make 10 calls for a £1.00.
If this is a cause that touches you, please support us and vote and pass the number on to other people you know to encourage them to support us.
Thank you bloggy pals!
"Cultivating Quality" Project
This project involves developing a community garden in the midst of urban Basildon. This will be accessible to people with limited mobility and to gardeners of all ages, with raised beds for people that find bending difficult.
It will include a sensory garden for people with hearing or sight impairments, and a wildlife area with a pond to improve the local ecology. The project will enable people with disabilities in the community to develop a range of work and life skills, while improving and sustaining the natural environment. The team will also work with volunteers, local schools and a group of students from Basildon Adult Community College.
Clients at the centre in Basildon said...
"I will be able to use my wheelchair to access the whole garden and not get stuck in the wet grass" Karen Lees
"We will be able to learn how to grow fruit, look after it and eat it" Gill Penning
"It will give us an interest and save us money by learning how to grow our own fruit and vegetables" Pat Humphreys
"We will be able to develop the garden and feel proud of our efforts" Kerry Woolley


  1. Thanks for sharing this Chris, I shall make my 10 this evening!!
    Lesley x

  2. Thank you, Lesley!! :o) Have just made my ten calls.

    Chris xx


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