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Funding boost for Sefton Green Gym as members have a party

MEMBERS of a green-fingered charity have been celebrating after winning a welcome funding boost.

Co-operative allotment group, Sefton Green Gym, based at Queensway allotments, aims to provide people of all ages and backgrounds with a way of improving their health while learning new skills and making friends.

Since mid-2012, the group has been registered with Local giving.com, a website which allows charities to boost their profile and manage donations.

Through the site, they received increased funding to drive projects such as building a new shed and improved wheelchair access. Last month, Local giving.com launched a competition for its member groups to raise 10 donations, no matter how big or small.

The winners would receive £150 to throw a party for its members and users.

Sefton Green Gym was awarded the prize after a busy period of fundraising, beating off fierce competition from across Merseyside.

Jenny Bryson, one of Sefton Green Gym’s dedicated volunteers, said: “We have had such a productive year all round, and it was great to end it on a high like this.

“Winning allows us to reward everyone’s hard work over the last 12 months and look forward to what 2013 will bring.”

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