We’ve had a busy spring/summer, with lots going on!
The main event for HCGA at the Chelsea Fringe was an Edible High Road, one of four held throughout London during the Festival. Each street created a river of fruit trees, positioned outside the premises of participating shops. The businesses look after the trees during the three-week Festival, and afterwards they are planted around the area, and donated to schools and community gardens. The benefit is both immediate and long-term with a fun festival, followed by ongoing permanent planting of some fifty fruit trees from each Edible High Road. Edible Askew, led by HCGA, brought together businesses up and down the Askew Road, along with local schools, artists and gardeners to create a really successful community event.
HCGA also held a wine tasting and silent auction evening at the glasshouses as part of the Chelsea Fringe. The evening was a big success, raising money for the charity, and providing an evening of entertainment from up and coming artist Guitarist Minnie Birch https://twitter.com/minniebirch and blues duo Jon T-Bone Taylor & Shakey Vick.
We had over 30 entries for our Fun Run on Wormwood Scrubs! Well done to everyone who took part. There was also sporty fun with QPR Health Stars and a well deserved refreshing smoothie made using our smoothie bike for everyone who crossed the finish line.
Our Grow Well project celebrated its first successful year! The project has worked with over 30 people, many of whom require additional support living with the effects of dementia, Alzheimers and stroke. All participants and partners enjoyed an afternoon tea with fresh strawberries, cake and scones in the sunshine along with presentations for Volunteer Assistants Anne, Bridget and Susan and certificates of completion for all Grow Well participants.