SEAFORD – School’s gardening gift

A special needs school in Seaford now has all the compost, flower pots and gardening tools it needs to repair their dilapidated vegetable beds, thanks to the generosity of a Sussex charity.

St John’s, in Firle Road, is finding the current lockdown a struggle as most of its standard income streams have dried up. When The Budding Foundation heard of their plight, founder Clive Gravett stepped in to help.

The school’s appeal resonated with the fund who generously donated over £400’s worth of much-needed horticultural equipment donated by Paradise Park garden centre in nearby Newhaven.

“It was a pleasure to meet Charlene, one of the teachers overseeing the school’s vital outdoor activities”, explains Clive. “Their appeal for continued support of young people in need matches our remit perfectly.”