Growing Together awards gardening certificates 13 July 2018

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Local mental health and wellbeing charity Trust Links has celebrated success with 12 of its learners obtaining a Diploma in Horticulture.

Growing Together members have studied practical horticulture at the Growing Together community garden projects in Westcliff, Shoeburyness and Thundersley. The courses were delivered by tutors from Southend Adult Community College and included modules in garden maintenance, pests and diseases and safe use of tools. Sue Hasty, principal of the College, awarded the certificates at the recent Summer Fayre at Growing Together Shoeburyness.

Matt King, Chief Executive of Trust Links, said “We are very proud of our members for this great achievement. They have worked hard during the year and learnt many new skills. Some members have overcome mental health issues and other barriers to learning to get involved in the course. Many feel that doing the qualification has built their confidence and developed their knowledge, helping them take a step forward in their lives.”

Trust Links welcomes new members to the Growing Together project and each year there are opportunities for members to register on the horticulture diploma. Contact 01702 213134 or visit the website for more information.


Members with their certificates at Growing Together Shoeburyness with Matt King (Trust Links CEO), Sue Hasty (Southend Adult Community College Principal) and Luke Kemzura (Tutor)

Editors’ Notes

Trust Links, is a local independent charity that aims to support people and build communities. Established in 2000, it is funded from a range of sources and welcome donations and partnership opportunities. Trust Links is committed to enabling people to work together to improve mental health and well-being and promote, support, inspire and cultivate wellness and sustainable living.

Trust Links, 47 Fairfax Drive, Westcliff-on-sea, SS0 9AG
Matt King
01702 213134
07768 060302

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