Ellon Academy Memorial Community Garden chosen as a cause to support by the Co-op this year

The Ellon Academy Memorial Community Garden project has been chosen to benefit from the Co-op Local Community Fund.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 8:10 am
Greenfingered lunchtime volunteers

At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, the group are incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Ellon.

Before the current lock-down pupils worked hard to clear more stones and weed the soil to prepare for planting. It even got a few plants in.

Now as we plan for easing of restrictions the pupils are looking forward to getting back to work on the garden as the spring and summer arrive.

S4 Harrison Taylor Jacob Vavangas Dougal MacIver planting donated plants

Susan Swallow, Additional Support for Learning teacher at Ellon Academy, said: “We’re raising funds to help create a beautiful, peaceful and reflective space to remember lost loved ones, help with reducing stress and allow small community events once restrictions are lifted.

“To help us raise vital funds, we’ll be relying on Co-op Members.

"When a member buys selected branded products and services, the Co-op will give a helping hand to local causes like ours.

“Co-op members can select us as their local cause by visiting www.membership.coop.co.uk/causes/4646. We really hope that people will visit the Co-op website or download the Co-op app and select us as their local cause.”

To find out more about the Ellon Academy Memorial Community Garden project and how to support them, visit the Ellon Academy gardening blog at www.eagerbunch.blogspot.com.