As part of her Duke of Edinburgh Silver award, Alexi Holden has been volunteering for Headway Lancaster and Morecambe Bay. In preparing herself to volunteer with our members, Alexi has researched how an acquired brain injury can impact on a person’s life, giving her a better understanding of the challenges our members face daily. Despite…

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When we were told that we had been awarded 400 ready meals from the Asda Foundation, https://www.asdafoundation, we were blown away. We also realised we needed immediate help with storage and distribution. We can’t thank the team at #Eggcup https://www.eggcup.org/ enough for supporting us in getting the food out to our members so quickly. You…

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Lynne gives us a short but important video update of what is happening on the Headway Lancaster and Morecambe Bay allotment. Spring has definitely sprung, a special time, with plants and shrubs showing their first signs of life. Our grow from home seedlings project is beginning to show signs of progress with some of the…

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We would like to say a great big thank you to Lancaster District CVS for supporting us with our application to the The Urgent Response Fund -Corona Virus. The funds will help towards continuing our virtual buddy support to our members until the lockdown is lifted. https://lancastercvs.org.uk/funding/coronavirus/

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So the allotment season commences and our very own film maker Lynne, with all her natural flare for presenting, brings a new episode from our virtual horticultural series. If we can’t get to the allotment, then the allotment will come to you. Enjoy.

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As Covid 19 continues to restrict our face-to-face activities, Headway volunteer Lynne Moran has been working extremely hard planning our next growing season at our Dorrington Road Allotment. Lynne has been encouraging our members to get involved with our #virtualhorticulturalproject by growing vegetables and flowers from home.  The aim is to grow as much as…

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In the last video of the allotment season, Lynne describes how everything has now been put to bed. It won’t be long however, before Lynne reveals her new plans for 2021 and how to get more of our members engaged by growing at home.

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It’s been an odd year at the allotment. January and February started with preparing the raised beds for spring planting. March saw the Princes Trust ‘Team 53’ build an accessible ramp to the plot in the communal area. Then there was LOCKDOWN!! Seeds were still set, onion, tomato, melon, kale, potatoes, peas, corgette, broad beans…

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I would like to share a poem I wrote for a friend’s birthday. She loves her garden no matter what the season and brings her great pleasure, comfort and a sense of wellbeing. Why not have a go yourself at penning a few lines and I can publish them on our website for others to…

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