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Successful open afternoon at Growing Lives

29 Jun 2018

Growing Lives Open Afternoon

This week we welcomed around 50 supporters, funders, partner agencies, potential new participants and neighbours to an open afternoon at Growing Lives. We were also joined by Cllr Chris Corbett and Mrs Linda Corbett, the Mayor and Mayoress of Erewash, and our patron the Rt Revd Alastair Redfern, the Bishop of Derby.

Guests met people who come to Growing Lives and staff to find out more about the project, see some of the activities in action, try out some crafts for themselves and enjoy the garden in the beautiful sunshine.

Staff and people who come to Growing Lives worked hard in the days leading up to event, baking cakes, decorating the site with handmade bunting and creating a range of arts and crafts items to go on sale. The garden was in full bloom with flowers, vegetables and herbs all growing well, and participants were on hand in the workshop to show the bicycles they are working on as part of the bike club.

It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase Derventio’s projects and to meet and mingle with people from the community.  We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended and made the day such a success.

Here is some feedback from the day:

“Lovely event yesterday and really well attended – beautiful weather for it as well!”

Gill Quayle – Derbyshire County Council Adult Care

“It was great yesterday – a really lovely garden party and a credit to everyone involved.”

Anna Clyne – MTH Consulting

“It was wonderful to see how brilliantly the Growing Lives programme is going and how appreciative the participants are – truly life changing. Keep up the amazing work.”

Sarah Bull – Stakeholder Manager, Building Better Opportunities, Nottingham City

“I was amazed, impressed and inspired by yourself, your colleagues and so much wonderful work happening. It has been an enormous privilege to be associated with Derventio in recent years and I wish you every blessing for the future.”

Alastair Redfern, Bishop of Derby

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