Second tidy up planned for gardens
GREEN-FINGERED volunteers have given Kilmallie community gardens a new lease of life.
Kilmallie Communtiy Centre (KCC) was awarded £1,860.57 from Foundation Scotland’s Express Grants, in particular the Forbes Fund, £250 from Volunteering Matters Action Earth Grant and £100 from Scotmid in vouchers for Semichem which were raffled off at the KCC coffee morning in April raising £90 which was split between KCC and the garden project.
The gardens were originally opened by Princess Anne on October 14, 1999, but have fallen into disrepair. But on Saturday May 20 the gardens were revitalised by a group of volunteers. Sarah Kennedy, who is co- ordinating the KCC project, said: ‘Everyone can get involved. The gardens are a shared resource and a shared responsibility. From the smallest individual action to a national campaign, every contribution helps.
‘We are a small community centre run by volunteers passionate about our area. It would be so nice to to bring these wonderful gardens back to life for everyone to enjoy.’
The group will hold a second clean up on Saturday June 17 at 10am.
Anyone able to help should contact Sarah Kennedy on 07768 805040.
Volunteers came together to tidy the gardens in Kilmallie.