Crewe Town Council has awarded 3 years of funding to the Wishing Well Supported Adults Service to expand their “Sowing Seeds for Mental Health” project. Last year, 3 raised flower beds were designed and used to plant herbs which would then be used in cooking sessions. After a successful trial, the project has been expanded and a raised decking area has been installed at the George’s Community Centre and 5 new accessible raised beds have been built.
The funding from Crewe Town Council will enable a further 20+ adults with additional needs (and their carers) to participate in the project. They will be sowing seeds, nurturing plants and using the healthy fruits and vegetables in food preparation. This project will help attendees reduce stress and anxiety and promote wellbeing in a safe outdoor environment!
Jan Melia, Head of Strategic Partnerships and the Supported Adult Service at Wishing Well commented: "Huge thanks to Crewe Town Council for funding our 3 year "Sowing Seeds for Mental Health" project at the Georges Community Hub. The Hub has undergone significant improvements internally and externally and our outdoor space means the funding will now bring our community service alive! Our adults will be able to make friends and interact socially and improve their health and wellbeing."
Photo credits: Wishing Well.