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Fundraiser supports Bramley eco-garden plans

By Jean Hollings

YOUNG people at Bramley’s Trinity Methodist Church aim to transform the church yard into an eco-friendly peace garden.

Community reporter JEAN HOLLINGS went along to the latest fundraiser for their young EcoSaints.

As I arrived at 10.15am there were plenty of people enjoying refreshments in the cafe with home made cakes and scones. I was told I should have arrived earlier as the choice was now limited! 

It was lovely seeing the wide choice of products and enthusiasm of the EcoSaints present.

The first stall was  local author Anita French, who was promoting her book – Jack and the Ultimate Dare, an adventure novel for children based on the parable of the Good Samaritan. 

Anna is having a book launch on 21 May 3-4.30pm at Trinity Church. As well as the book launch and book signing, there will be stalls with games and face painting. Contact the author on anitafrench@live.com.

Ecotopia offered a small selection of what they sell. Call into their shop in Bramley Shopping Centre near the bus interchange.

The next two stalls had a wide variety of quality donated bags, scarves and jewellery. The following stall had homemade gifts ranging from candles, decorated stones for the garden, glass jars, bee pom poms and embroidery pictures. The next stall had bird fat balls and garden plants for sale. 

The penultimate stall was ‘decorate a stone’. For a small donation you could decorate a stone or one of the EcoSaints would do this for you. These stones will be placed in the peace garden.  

The bookstall was the final stall. Books were available to purchase for £2 or £3. With many books now being ebooks it was lovely to see plenty of  paperback books.  

The £545 raised will go towards a peace garden, which is currently under construction and development behind Trinity Methodist Church. The garden will be a peaceful haven to sit and reflect, with a seated area, colourful plants and a wild garden and a woodland area to encourage natural wildlife.

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