Congratulations to our Rotary Award winners

Gemma Doughty (YMCA,) Nick Elson, Liz Lelliot (YMCA), Sean Tanner

For many years now, our Brighton allotment has been carefully tended by our volunteer gardeners, Nick and Sean (pictured with YMCA workers Gemma and Liz). Their brilliant support for Project Green has been recognised with a Community Service Award 2016 from the Rotary Club of Brighton. Congratulations to them both on winning!

They have helped to develop a beautiful space which is used weekly for Project Green. This offers our young residents the opportunity to get into nature, learn about horticulture and enjoy a good barbecue together.

Recently, Nick and Sean have been working extras hours alongside YMCA staff, Kate Coppock, Gemma Doughty, Jack Crotty and Arlo Pearson, to create an area for the planting of fruit trees this coming spring as part of the Fruitfull Communities project.

Nick and Sean have become integral to the running of the allotment and they were both nominated for the Community Service Award 2016 through the Rotary Club of Brighton back in August.

Congratulations to Nick and Sean on winning the award. We are so proud and pleased that their efforts have been recognised with this Award, which is truly deserved.

If you are shopping in Tesco Express (on Western Road) or Tesco in Lewes remember to ask for a green token at the checkout so you can vote for Project Green! This gives us a chance of receiving up to £5,000.

Any money raised will go towards volunteer costs, running costs and if we raise enough, to employ a gardener to support our work one day a week.

Voting closes on 28 January – the counters are kept behind the till and you have to ask for one to vote!


YMCA enables people to develop their full potential in mind, body and spirit. Inspired by and faithful to our Christian values, we create supportive, inclusive and energising communities, where young people can truly belong, contribute and thrive.

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