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July 2024

  • In July, we have provided grants of £1925 to help fund: the West Sussex MIND charity Young People's Peer Support Worker service, a sensory garden at St Marys' Primary School (Brighton), essential items for a Sussex family in need and a gardening project at Oak House, (Burgess Hill), a residential unit for young and older adults with mental health issues.

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  • In June we provided grants over £1010 to fund essential support for a young person in need as well as donating plants, seeds, compost and even a wheelbarrow to support fundraising efforts at community Sussex summer fairs for: Hassocks Infant School, Southway Junior School (Burgess Hill), St Andrews Primary (Hove) Blackthorns Primary Academy (Haywards Heath) & Ditchling Open Gardens day.

  • Founder & Curator of our Museum of Gardening Clive Gravett spent a day filming with TV Presenter & Historian Ruth Goodman who enjoyed the opportunity to visit our gardening museum! We will update further when a broadcast date is known...

May 2024

  • In May, so far we have provided grants of over £4960 to fund: essential needs for four Sussex families as well as donating plants, gardening/planting supplies for SML College (Brighton), the outside therapy area for Worthing Hospital, Boundstone Nursery (Lancing), Honeybees Preschool (Plumpton), Upper Beeding Primary School, 10th Worthing Scouts Group, 31st Brighton (Westdene) Scouts Group, Northease Manor School (Lewes), Seaford Primary School, Cycall Adapted Cycling Group (Worthing) and Jolesfield Primary School (Partridge Green). We also made a grant to Off the Fence's School and Youth Program (Brighton), donated a Tates voucher for the Summer Fair at Holbrook Primary School (Horsham) and cream teas for a fundraising event in aid of Finches, a respite care centre for disabled young adults in Burgess Hill. 

  • We are thrilled to announce Eddie Nealon and Chris Eyre are undertaking a 500 mile walk in September in aid of The Budding Foundation and for Ryan's new chair! More info here

April 2024

  • In April, we provided grants of over £1480 to fund: essential needs for three Sussex families, funded the development of the garden area at East Sussex County Council's Shinewater Family Hub as well as gardening/planting supplies for Penhill Playgroup (Lancing), Worthing charity Andy's Angels, Windmills Junior School (Hassocks) & Windmills Playgroup (Burgess Hill), 10th Haywards Heath Scouts, Southwater Infant Academy as well as funding a Plumpton College student project at Adur Bowls Club, a summer house for Annecy Primary (Seaford) and raffle prizes for Earth Day at West Hove Infants School.

  • On 7th April we had a lovely get together at Adastra Hall, Hassocks to thank 50 of our amazing volunteers who have helped us raise an incredible £417,000 for young people over the past ten years. THANK YOU all so much as well as our friends at Tates of Sussex Garden Centres who have made this possible.

  • Founder Clive facilitated two coach trips of Visitors (100+) in one week to The Museum of Gardening as well as showcasing the Museum at the Ardingly Spring Live! Show.

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March 2024

  • In March, we provided grants of almost £1000 to help fund essential household items for a local family in need, fill vegetable beds/patches for both Slindon School and Steyning Primary School, we have supported Billingshurst Primary School and Jolesfield Primary School's (Horsham) grounds update appeals and provided gardening equipment and seeds for West Hove Infants Saplings and wild garden Projects. Last month, we again co-funded The Kings Church Family Fun Sessions in Burgess Hill, run in the school holidays for families with Special Educational Needs & Disabilities. We have also supplied equipment for them to do planting and bird house painting activities.

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February 2024

  • We are fundraising for Ryan again as now aged 14, he needs a new trike! PLEASE donate here: Ryan's new trike! BUDD007 (nationalfundingscheme.org) Thankyou.

  • In February, we provided grants over £320 to help fund essential household items for a local family in need as well as equipment for the Ansty Colts Super 1’s Disability Cricket Team, based near Haywards Heath.

  • Founder Clive gave talks about our Museum of Gardening at the Shoreham Fort AGM, held at the Shoreham Yacht Club as well as to local history group Lancing & Sompting Pathfinders.

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January 2024

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June 2024
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