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.”