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22 September 17

Affinity Water digs out cash for new garden

Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire, an environmental charity based in Luton has received a donation of £2,487, thanks to Affinity Water’s Community Engagement Programme.

The charity works to improve people’s prospects, promote greener living and working and create better places. Projects include educating local communities on environmental issues and how to improve energy efficiency.

With the money donated, Groundwork has run a project at the Memorial Park Wellbeing Garden. In support of mental health charity Mind, Groundwork delivered a Green Skills project on site, which gave local volunteers a chance to gain practical skills and qualifications to help them into work while also improving a local community space.

Phil Paulo, Development Manager for Groundwork Luton & Bedfordshire, said: “This kind donation from Affinity Water has helped us purchase materials so that we can add to the community garden. We have installed rainwater harvesters to make it as green as possible and we have increased the growing space so that more people can use the site.”

Adam Warner, Chair of the Community Review panel said: “We are pleased to have the chance to support Groundwork. Affinity Water is a community-focused organisation serving local people and we want to be involved in projects which benefit the communities we serve.”

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