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Dobbies launches nationwide votes for community garden funding

Dobbies is asking residents across the UK to vote for the local community gardening project they would most like to see receive support from the garden… View Article

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Dobbies launches nationwide votes for community garden funding

Dobbies is asking residents across the UK to vote for the local community gardening project they would most like to see receive support from the garden centre chain.

Team members from Helping Your Community Grow, Dobbies’ landmark community support initiative, have drawn up a shortlist of deserving community projects that residents can vote for. Launched earlier this year, the scheme aims to work with existing groups to create new or revamped green spaces around the UK.

Graeme Jenkins, chief executive of Dobbies, said: “Through Helping Your Community Grow, we are delighted to be supporting so many gardening projects in the areas around our stores. It’s a landmark initiative for us and we are proud to be helping so many community projects across the country create green spaces that benefit their local areas.

“The teams at our Dobbies’ stores understand the needs of their neighbourhoods and have chosen deserving projects for each area that the local communities can now choose from. We’re very much looking forward to seeing the results of the public vote, and we’re excited to help the winning projects achieve their aims in the months to come.”

The winning projects will receive support, products and equipment from their local Dobbies store. Furthermore, the project with the most votes will become the scheme’s national winner and receive additional support.

Votes will close on 29 August and the winners will be announced in September.

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