Bikes for Trikes

On Saturday 17th November, 4 riders set off from Haygrove at Knapp Farm near Ledbury to cycle the 22.5 miles to Eaton Barn to raise money in the Bikes for Trikes event. They were joined near the project by ECHO participant Kim Powell who triked her way back to the finish cheered on by family and friends.

The Bikes for Trikes event was organised to raise money for the project following the theft of equipment earlier in the month. Two adapted trikes were among items taken which was a huge loss to those that used them to access the site. Eaton Barn is a community garden used every week day by ECHO participants,  joined by volunteers and groups from the wider community, who come to enjoy this peaceful space.

Following the bike ride everyoe enjoyed a barbeque and cakes to celebrate the riders return. Many people have shown their support for this event and the final total raised will be over £3,000. All the funds raised will be used by our Eaton Barn Community Garden Project.

This year has been a very productive one for the project. The farm shop opened in May and has been supported throughout the summer by local shoppers, with surplus produce being sold at Parry’s fruit and veg in Leominster. The chickens have been a huge hit with everyone and provide a supply of delicious free range eggs. Large areas of the site have been landscaped and the outdoor classroom was unveiled in September. Plans for 2019 include the creation of a sensory garden, extended allotment areas and more bee hives.

Huge thanks to our riders; Nick, Louis, Mike, Chris and Kim.

Thanks also to our generous donors and the in-kind support from Leominster Co-op, Brights butchers and Leominster Morrisons.

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