Hope Springs Horticulture were awarded £49,800 using money raised by Health Lottery East Midlands.
This award will allow the group to provide horticultural therapy days for three days a week all year round and will run activities on an allotment site based in a large park just outside Worksop town centre in Bassetlaw, North Nottinghamshire. The project aims to improve the lives of people living in the Bassetlaw area whose lives are seriously affected by enduring mental illness. It will address the issues of mental ill health, social and emotional isolation and poor physical environment.
Helen Power from Hope Springs Horticulture says: “Thanks to money raised through The Health Lottery, we have been able to provide horticultural therapy sessions for sixty vulnerable adults across North Nottinghamshire”.
Health Lottery East Midlands is benefitting from Health Lottery tickets sold for all draws being held between 2 October to 31 October 2018. You can buy Health Lottery tickets in advance for these draws online at www.healthlottery.co.uk or from more than 32,000 local retailers including the Post Office, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Morrisons and WH Smith. For all draws from 29 July, for every £1 entry into a weekly lottery draw the player automatically gets an entry into one of our monthly mega raffles with a guaranteed prize of £250,000.