Nightsafe worked with a number of partners including the John Laing Foundation to deliver a very special project over summer. Young people enjoyed the great weather to work outside on an allotment – and got to grow and cook the vegetables they grew.
Thanks to all the partners, all recognised in the video, and in particular Andy Mather from Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s My Place project, who worked with the young people. He also supported them in building raised beds at Cornfield Cliffe, the young people’s hostel Darwen. There were of course so many others involved, and grateful thanks to all!
Hayley Bury, Youth Inclusion & Dispersed Outreach Worker at Nightsafe, said, ‘it was life affirming – no-one knew whether the young people would take to the project, but they thoroughly enjoyed it. Just take a few minutes to look at what they achieved!’
There are more photographs of the project on our facebook page
One young person was so interested in the project that they were taken on as an assistant and most gained basic AQA qualifications.
They are all looking forward to the new growing season … watch this space.