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Appeal for our winter garden
Caerphilly Miners Centre Garden Appeal
We are appealing for donations to help our environment as well as the mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing of our community.
We have designed a climate change garden which will enable our gardening club volunteers to get stuck in over the coming winter months, it will help their physical and mental wellbeing as well as hopefully contribute to the wellbeing of all who pass by and visit the Miners Centre.
The plants have been selected for their properties for example a mix of pollinators, long flowering, hardy, perennials, plants that change colour and appeal to our senses.
Having an attractive front garden will enhance the wellbeing of our whole community and the design will last for years to come.
We include a list of plants below and are hoping to fill the front beds initially. Would you be able to contribute?
If so please give through our appeal page: localgiving.org/wintergarden
Plant List and Approximate Price to create 2 identical borders.
Box Holly £22.00 per plant Firetail £8.99 per plant Aureomarginata £30.00 per plant
Whirling Butterflies £8.00 Goldsturm £14.99 Verbena bonariensis £8.00
Sadly on the 26th November 2020, one of our founding members Mrs Doreen Ellis passed away peacefully with her son Ty and daughter Julie at her side at the Royal Gwent Hospital, aged 86.
Doreen was the first treasurer at the Miners' Centre and she set up and managed the membership scheme. She worked hard at building this important aspect of the charity, she also supported the wider work of the Miners and the other volunteers in anyway she could. This led to her receiving the volunteer of the year award in 2015, in recognition of her hard work, dedication and commitment, before ill health took its toll.
Doreen was a great friend to many, a wise counsel and a great supporter of everything the Miners did, she made a huge difference to us all and we will miss her very much.
The family wish to continue supporting the Miners in Doreen’s name, so they have asked that in lieu of flowers, people can donate via this link.
Doreen believed in supporting local, she loved the Miners, and the family wish this to continue. This is for Doreen.
Doreen Ellis (shown on the left with friends Pat Newton and Sue Burgess working on our Membership Scheme). We will miss her very much.
Make a Donation
We are currently raising money to help us stay in touch with our community throughout the pandemic. Our doors maybe closed but we are working as hard as ever to support the well-being of our community through our website, social media, WhatsApp groups, and good old-fashioned phone calls.
All of our content is available, for free, for everyone. However, if you would like to give, even the cost of a class or anything you can, we would be really and are always grateful for your support.
Please help us share the message.
Please help us raise awareness and secure funding for the Miners Centre so that we can support our community during the difficult months ahead.
Helpwch ni i godi ymwybyddiaeth ac i sicrhau cyllid ar gyfer Canolfan y Glowyr fel y gallwn gefnogi ein cymuned yn ystod y misoedd anodd i ddod.