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Ingol Community Centre wins support from Dobbies to develop their nature reserve

Posted on - 24th May, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Charities, Competitions, Ingol, Preston Locations, Preston News, Wildlife and Conservation
Pic: The Intact Centre

A group in Preston has won an initiative to receive support to help improve their five-acre Nature Reserve which they use to work with local schools and teach children about the environment.

Dobbies, one of the UK’s leading garden centre, revealed Intact Community Centre in Ingol, Preston as one of their community winners.

Over 660 groups applied, with each Dobbies store selecting their local project to support.

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Nominated projects from Preston were invited to an in-store ‘Grow How’ session on 4 May, where Intact was unveiled as the winner.

The community centre will now receive a one-on-one session with Dobbies’ colleagues to kick-start the activity, with the team supporting them through their project.

As well as receiving products, tools and plants, there will be volunteer hours allocated to help bring the project to fruition and keep their outdoor space blooming. The Community Centre hopes to ‘encourage school pupils to plant for themselves and enjoy the beauty of nature’.

Winners of the initiative at the Chesterfield Store. Pic: Dobbies

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Nick Anderson, Dobbies’ Operations Director said: “We are really pleased to have had so many community groups get in touch looking for support with their green spaces. 

“The Preston store had the responsibility of picking a community group to back this year, choosing Intact Community Centre as its winner. We’re looking forward to seeing this outdoor green space flourish over the year.”

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