The Dwyfor gardening project has received a significant boost recently which will enable them to garden throughout the year and develop the project further.
The project, located at Gwynedd Council’s Dwyfor Leisure Centre in Pwllheli received a generous donation of £1,000 from the Pwllheli Lions to buy a poly-tunnel and raised beds to install behind the centre.
The gardening project was established in March 2013 as part of the National Exercise Referral Scheme (NERS) which helps people with different medical conditions to exercise to benefit their health, fitness and general wellbeing.
Terry Williams, National Exercise Referral Scheme instructor at Gwynedd Council’s Dwyfor Leisure Centre who is coordinating this project said: “Schemes such as the Dwyfor Gardening Project are a great way of getting people with medical conditions to keep fit in a fun way without even realising they’re even exercising.
“I’d like to thank Pwllheli Lion’s Club for their generous donation to this project which helps many people from the local area to exercise in a fun and sociable way.
“Many businesses came together to install the new poly-tunnel and raised beds for the green fingered gardeners – skip hire and loose slate from Williams & Williams, a large bag of sand from Pwllheli Jewsons and a helping hand from local builders D. E. Williams and workers from Tyddyn Sachau Gardening Centre to build the tunnel and beds. I’d like to thanks all these local businesses because without their help this wouldn’t have been possible.”
For more information about the Dwyfor gardening project, or if anyone would like to take part, they should contact Terry Williams at Dwyfor Leisure Centre, Pwllheli by phoning 01758 613437.