Lottery helps project to sow seeds of success

Tom Fyson.
Tom Fyson.
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Many good causes across the Lancaster district are being given a boost thanks to lottery funding.

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Off The Ground supports people in Lancaster to grow their own fresh and healthy food and is one of the projects that the National Lottery has helped to flourish.

It has established a popular community allotment and supports activities with schools, community groups and individuals.

Off The Ground has transformed an empty area of grassland into a thriving community allotment. It has so far helped more than 700 people to grow their own food.

Project co-ordinator Tom Fyson explains: “The community allotment has given people living in a deprived area of Lancaster something to focus on.

“They have been able to learn to grow healthy food using organic methods and come together to build community spirit. We have demonstrations plots and we donate the food to a local homeless centre. Enthusiasm for the project has grown enormously since the project started.”

By playing the National Lottery you help raise £35m every week for good causes.

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