In October last year, Life at No. 27 launched an appeal to find a new home for their therapy garden. The great news is that following support from the local community, press and BBC Radio Northampton, they have had success!
The new Towcester site is located at the Tove Valley Centre, the location for Tove Valley Baptist Fellowship, as well as a community facility available for hire by local individuals, families and groups.
Local MP, Andrea Leadsom was instrumental in helping to find a new home for Life at No 27 gardens. She officially launched the therapy gardens and Annabelle’s appeal for plants and materials at 12.00 noon on Thursday 15 April 2021 by planting a rose tree.
Within the expansive garden space, Annabelle, the founder of Life at No.27 and her team will support the local community by providing an annual allotment programme, which includes free mini allotment plots, weekly mental health support and lessons in how to grow your own food. All accessible to anyone struggling with mental ill health, isolation, low confidence and self-esteem.
Annabelle said: “I’m so relieved and delighted to welcome you to our new home at the Tove Valley Centre. I can’t thank the team at the Tove Valley Centre and the local council enough for all their support. Once fully set up, our allotments and sensory garden will change the lives of many within the community.
“In the meantime, we still have a lot of work to do to make the space become a colourful, relaxing haven. We are launching this appeal to not only invite you to join us as an allotmenteers or volunteer, but once again to ask for your support so that we can transform our new space successfully. Thank you!”
The new garden is in need of some vital equipment and materials and Life at No 27 would love to hear from anyone, who can help in any way with any of the below:
Life at No 27 is currently seeking more volunteers to help support the project. Find out details here…