Vale of Glamorgan residents have been recognised for the positive impact they have made on their community by landlord Wales & West Housing (WWH) at its annual Making a Difference Awards.
Oak Court residents scooped the Eco Champion category and The Buzzy, Buzzy Bees Gardening Club in Hanover Court, Barry, were finalists in the same category which was sponsored by Contour Showers.
The residents have been meeting every week to raise funds for the garden to help buy soil, seeds, and tools. Wales & West Housing have also helped with two large raised beds to increase their growing potential. The group have worked hard to get sponsorship from a local company Dow Corning who donated a gazebo, and also a close neighbour who donated a shed.
The latest part of the project was completed this year where another raised bed was built at a volunteer day. The group has also been busy applying for grants and has been successful with a Keep Wales Tidy grant.
Kevin Bower, Commercial Director of Contour Showers: We were delighted to sponsor the Eco Champion category at the WWH Making a Difference Awards after hearing about the event earlier this year from Peter Jackson and Peter Jenkins both of WWH. Their passion for these awards obviously rubbed off on Contour as we ended up sponsoring the event programme as well as a category. The evening was very well run, very professional but with a lot of sincerity. Congratulations to Oak Court Gardening Club who were chosen as the winners of the Eco Champion category but also congratulations to all the finalists. We look forward to next years event.
More than 200 people, including WWH residents from across Wales, attended the MAD Awards 2014 ceremony which took place on Friday, October 10 at the Vale Resort Hotel, Hensol, Cardiff.