April /May 2017 – Networking:
A stand was taken at the Bewdley Town Showcase event allowing the “Reaching Out” project to be promoted. It led to visits by potential Lead Volunteers to join the Foundation’s Horticultural Project based on the corner of Brinton Park, Kidderminster.
Visits by Andrew to other agencies, eg Our Way Advocacy where people could self-refer to the project.
One person started with the Reaching Out project a couple of weeks later, they wanted to learn new skills growing plants. The Manager at Twigs has some great programmes for the supported volunteers.
Meetings with and presentations to were given to other charities, local companies such as, Monosol, Lloyds Bank, Lens-on-Line and small community groups (Women’s Institute, Rotary Club) helped to raise awareness of the project
A video was made of the volunteers in action.