The Gardening For Disabled Trust…

is a small charity that I started supporting this year.  It gives grants to people in the UK so that they may continue to garden despite age, disability or illness.

The Gardening for Disabled Trust gave its website a major revamp during the summer following which the blog has featured weekly guest posts.  The first of these was by Alan Titchmarsh, the charity’s president, followed various other notable gardeners.  I was surprised when Anna one of the charity’s voluntary fundraisers contacted me asking if I would write a post.  Needless to say I replied that I would be delighted to do so. It’s titled A Good Cause and was published on Friday.  I hope you enjoy reading it, and the website generally.

As well as liking the charity’s objectives the Trustees and Executive Committee are all volunteers which I find admirable.

This year the charity has been celebrating it’s 50th anniversary, which must make everyone who is, and has been, associated with it proud.

The charity can be found on Facebook and Twitter , and the Trustee’s Report and Annual Account for the year ended 31 December 2017 can be read here.

Have a good week!


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...allotmenteer, armchair gardener, blogger and sofa flying book buff.
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18 Responses to The Gardening For Disabled Trust…

  1. Jo says:

    I enjoyed the post you wrote and what a wonderful charity to be involved with. Very worthwhile.

  2. Liz says:

    Another worthwhile charity. I found your blog delightful. Well done!

  3. menhir1 says:

    You have a pleasant and easy writing style Mr F. There couldn’t be a better person to fulfil the invitation to post for the GDT. Cheers! xxx

  4. I’m glad I found this and having read your guest post I’ve set up a monthly donation as a Friend of the Trust – thanks for bringing it to our attention. I sort of knew it was there but hadn’t done anything (as one does). What a great organisation it is. Julie

  5. CJ says:

    A lovely post from you on their website, and a really great cause. Gardening can be an amazing tonic I think, good for the soul. Well done you for supporting them. Great that your allotment is so close to home as well, that’s a real bonus for you. CJ xx

  6. Jade says:

    That’s a very good thing to do. A little contribution from everyone would definitely make big difference.
    I’ve enjoyed reading your post on the website. Love the pictures and your stories or thoughts etc.
    Thanks and same to you!

  7. Great cause Mike and well done!

  8. What a good idea. I have mobility problems sometimes but am lucky enough to be able to fund the adaptations I might need to enjoy my garden. To be cut off from the life line of a garden would be unbearable, so I am going to send a donation too. Thanks for making the work of the trust known! X

  9. snowbird says:

    What a wonderful charity to support. I did enjoy your post on their

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