Armed Forces Allotment

Standing Shoulder to Soldier to help veterans, serving personnel and their families

A PLOT of land at the allotments run by Bents Garden and Home's community allotment has been donated to a veterans charity.

Shoulder to Soldier, which provides support to serving personnel, their families and veterans, was formed in June.
The group reached out to Bents to provide a space to improve mood and motivation amongst those in need.

Within 24 hours of the request by the charity, the team at the garden centre in Glazebury had agreed to help.

Linda Fisher, founder of Shoulder to Soldier, said: "The allotment is already proving very beneficial and will help improve health and well-being, team building and getting our guys out and about to meet and socialise with new people.
It is fantastic. Thank you to Bents for providing this fantastic facility, which is already proving to be a very popular and thank you to the businesses who have already supported the project by donating or reducing the price of items.”
Matthew Dickinson, who is responsible for the Bents’ Community Allotments, added: “We have been looking for groups to take advantage of our community plots but have had little interest so were delighted when Linda approached us about a plot for Shoulder to Soldier.
"They are exactly the kind of initiative that we hoped would take advantage of this opportunity and we had no hesitation in agreeing to their request.