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Equity mucks in to support local allotment

Colleagues from Equity Housing Group teamed up with local residents to support a local allotment.

It was all part of the continued work of the Equity Foundation, which helps local people and organisations to make a positive difference to communities.

Cheadle Allotments in Stockport has members aged from 4 to 80. Earlier this year they successfully applied for funding from the Equity Foundation to help build a new multi-purpose cabin and shop. In addition to bringing people together and helping them to grow their own fresh healthy fruit and vegetables, the allotment provides a fantastic green space for local people to enjoy.

One team of Equity employees was so impressed when they heard about the work being done at the allotment, that they decided they wanted to provide some practical help. They got in touch with Patricia Scott at the allotment and together with local residents, braved poor weather conditions to assist one local resident to transform an overgrown plot.

Since being launched in 2013, the Foundation has already supported 50 local organisations and invested well over £150,000 in projects that are helping to tackle worklessness and improve health.

Equity Foundation Co-ordinator Rosie Longden was one of the team helping out at the allotment. Rosie said: “We’ve had a fantastic day. It’s great to meet local residents and to hear about and see first-hand the visible difference that the Foundation is making to the community and the local environment.” 

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