This year, SOTC is raising money for a fantastic local charity, Grow.

The Grow Project promotes wellness and recovery from mental health issues using the healing power of nature.

Grow provides opportunities to improve wellbeing, social and community connections and skills and resources in a safe supportive group setting which inspires hope and re-ignites passion for life. Working in partnership with the National Trust, Grow supports people to connect with nature, each other and themselves through a variety of activities such as walking, conservation work, shepherding, green woodworking, wild art and much more.

Few people have not been touched in some way by mental health issues – whether it be you, or a friend, relative or colleague who has struggled. If you donate now, the Local Giving campaign Grow Your Tenner (aptly named!) will match your donation – so donate if you can, spread the word, and share the good work of Grow with friends and family. Times are tough for small local charities like Grow, so anything you can do to support this fantastic cause will be most gratefully received.