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We’re Pleased to Support the Cellar Trust Once Again

We’re really happy that we have been able to help out one of our former charities of the year: The Cellar Trust.

Based in Shipley, the Trust provides support to people recovering from mental health problems in the Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven areas. The team provides people with tailored support to help them move forward and improve their mental health and wellbeing, in a way that complements any additional support they are receiving through other services.

With the help of our supplier Westland Horticulture, we have been able to donate over £500 worth of seeds and bulbs that the Cellar Trust that it will use to add value to planters made by their clients.

Gemma Bingham, Community Fundraising Lead at the Trust said: “Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we had to close our Woodwork and Horticulture departments in July but we still have a large stock of planters and bird boxes that our clients made that we are hoping to sell in our online Christmas charity shop. We are wanting to sell the planters alongside some bulbs or seeds so that people can enjoy the full gardening experience at home.

“We’re so grateful to Tong and to Westland for this generous donation. This will allow a greater percentage of the profits from our online shop to go towards our life-saving mental health services that are currently busier than ever.”

Phil Hemmings, our garden sundries and Christmas buyer, said: “We’re delighted to support the Cellar Trust and wish them all the best with their fundraising.Mental health problems affect everyone in different ways, and they can be devastating. The Trust’s purpose is to support people when they face these challenges, and to empower them to move forward.

“The Trust was our charity of the year in 2017-8 and we raised over £8,500 for them and welcomed some of their clients for work experience in the garden centre, so it’s a charity that is close to our hearts.”

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