Balby Community Allotments and Gardens Group is the proud winner of this year’s Cosyfeet Community Project Award. The £750 award will fund the purchase of Backsaver spades and wheelbarrows to help older gardeners in the group to continue to enjoy working their gardens. The South Yorkshire group has approximately 140 members, many of whom are tenants of the 72 allotments on the Balby site. An increasing number of members are aged over 80 and continue to grow fruit, flowers and vegetables as well as keeping chickens, ducks, geese, and pigeons. Involvement in the group is a passion, helping to keep them active and stay fit, as well as providing the opportunity to socialise with fellow gardeners.
Balby Community Allotments Group Chairman Trevor (left) and Site Secretary Linda with Tenants Tony and Krim