A charity based in Eastbourne which supports the homeless, the vulnerable and those in need launched its community garden at the weekend.
Eastbourne mayor Councillor Mike Thompson was on hand to officially open the scheme at Matthew 25 Mission based in Seaside on Saturday (September 28).
The three-year project has seen people supported by the charity heavily involved in getting the garden ready for its opening and the scheme has also been backed by many organisations and groups including The Prince’s Trust, Willingdon Community School, Tesco, Asda, Headstart School in Ninfield and the children’s group at the Matthew 25 Mission.
The garden boasts healing plants, sprouts, carrots and produce which will be used in the charity’s kitchen and also given to the community.
The Matthew 25 Mission is one of the Eastbourne mayor’s charities. He gave a speech after opening the project, along with the town’s MP Stephen Lloyd. Many people in the community came along on the day including Hailsham in Bloom and enjoyed refreshments afterwards.
CEO and project manager Peter Thorley said, “The day was fantastic and it really went well.
“We have been able to link in with other community projects that are doing a similar type of scheme and to be able to share with them which is great.
“It was fantastic for my team having the mayor and MP there, their self esteem was through the roof.
“We would like to thank everyone in the community for their support, it was such a feel good day.”
To find out more about the Matthew 25 Mission visit: ht tp://m25m.btck.co.uk