As one of the beneficiaries of £500 from the Wynne Construction Community Fund, the Dwyfor Gardening Project at Canolfan Hamdden Dwyfor in Pwllheli was able to purchase a new greenhouse for the community garden where fruit and vegetables are being successfully grown.
The project is part of the Exercise Referral Scheme in Gwynedd, whereby GPs prescribe exercise for patients as an alternative or supplement to medication. However, not all those who are referred to the exercise programme wish to opt for the gym or swimming, so the Dwyfor Garden Project provides those such patients with an alternative outdoor activity. The project also supports the Gisda programme, a scheme which provides support for young people throughout Gwynedd.
As the main contractor for the newly built £8.9million Welsh National Sailing Academy and Events Centre in Pwllheli , which is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council, Wynne Construction set up its Community Fund to support groups in and around Pwllheli.
Wynne Construction attended a recent Open Day at the gardens and met with staff and volunteers involved in the project. Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction, said: "We are delighted that our Community Fund has provided the necessary financial support for this project to invest in a greenhouse which will enable them to grow further. We wish the Dwyfor Gardening Project every success for the future in supporting the local community in this very beneficial way."
The Dwyfor Gardening Project is also extremely proud to earn the right to fly the Green Flag Community Award at Canolfan Hamdden Dwyfor, Pwllheli in recognition of their excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.