Lindengate Springs into Action!

  |  Published: Mar 2nd 2015

As we approach the joys of another spring and all that it heralds for the year ahead, Lindengate is very excited to be fully operational with an ever expanding and successful community of “Gardeners” and volunteers.  To quote one of our current Gardeners parents “We have noticed such a positive change in Simon.  He looks so forward to Mondays and Tuesdays when he comes to Lindengate and in his own words – It’s like another world”.

Our growing programme for the year includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers and bedding plants and we have a number of plans to start work on a few of the many types of garden designs and habitats that we hope to include on the site.   We have been greatly encouraged by all the amazing work that everyone involved with Lindengate has put into seeing us through our first winter and as the site starts to turn from brown to green we can really feel that we are reaping the benefits of such commitment.

Sian Chattle and Charlie Powell,  Lindengate’s Co-Founders said “ We still have a long way to go before we are sustainable, but we have been amazed by the local support that we have received that has enabled us to get this far with this much needed resource. We can do so much to help people with mental health needs in our area”.

We offer you a chance to find out what we are doing. How we are helping people. How we are already engaging with other community projects and if you like what you see, how you can get involved.  What is really going on behind that very long fence must be a question many of you have asked yourselves. Well now you have a chance to find out!


Ultra-Marathon Man

One of our volunteers, Danny Wizard, a keen runner, has signed up to do the London to Brighton Ultra Marathon on 23rd May - that's 100 Km!  And he plans to complete it in less than 12 hours!

He's very kindly offered to donate half of his sponsorship to Lindengate & the other half to Epilepsy UK.  You can sponsor Danny through the Virgin Money Giving website - just click the image above to go to Danny's fundraising page.

Good luck Danny!

Lindengate Community Open Day.....
Come and find out all about Lindengate and bring the family for fun and happy afternoon.  Lindengate is opening its doors on Saturday 18th April from 2pm – 5pm and all are welcome.  There will be lots to see and do and Lindengate’s Trustees, staff and many volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.  We hope that many of you from the surrounding community will join us and we look forward to welcoming you amongst the community of Lindengate.  There will be more about the event in the April issue of Wendover News and full details will also be posted on our Facebook page by April.  In the meantime, please make a note of the date and time in your diaries.


Give as you Live

Thanks to all of you that have already signed up to Give as you Live -   we now need you to get shopping!

“Give as you Live” brings together thousands of retailers that have signed up to donate a percentage of every online purchase you make  to the charity of your choice - Lindengate obviously!  So why wait? Just click here to sign up today and support us every time you shop!


Volunteer Open Morning
If you would like to find out more about volunteering before our community open afternoon, please join us on Saturday 28th March between 10am and 12 noon at the Lindengate site.  We have a range of opportunities on offer and not all of them require green fingers.  Fundraising, helping with events, publicity, administration, developing our IT and social media presence, supporting craft activities and helping us to run our market stalls to name but a few.


Loaf & Larder

And finally.........  Many thanks to Loaf and Larder (the Deli at World's End Garden Centre) for all their support!  They are launching the "Lindengate Sausage" on March 14th - unique to Loaf & Larder & Lindengate - please give it a try and support Lindengate!

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