Bursary helps residents GROW

Tatton Estate Management Limited. (TEM) has teamed up with local charity, Knutsford GROW, to offer a brand new educational bursary.

Henry Brooks, Cllr Neil Forbes and Debbie-Smalldridge. Henry Brooks, Cllr Neil Forbes and Debbie-Smalldridge.

Mayor Neil Forbes’ chosen charity GROW is run by volunteers and offers an essential gardening support service to many of Knutsford’s elderly and disabled residents.

TEM’s bursary fund will enable green-fingered volunteers to develop their skills and gain horticulture diplomas at Reaseheath College.

Volunteers can qualify for the scheme by attending GROW gardening sessions for four months, after which they can become eligible to tap into the generous bursary fund which will support travel costs and other study expenses.

A spokesperson for TEM said: “We are excited to be able to offer this bursary and support the brilliant work of GROW. It is great to help volunteering that also boosts employment prospects or making a career change.”

Debbie Smalldridge, chairman of GROW said: “Thanks to Tatton Estate Management we will be able to offer an educational bursary to our volunteers. So often, our volunteers come to us to gain new skills and experience. With the bursary in place they will be able to take this further and study horticulture at college or get coaching in new skills.”

Those interested in volunteering for GROW and the bursary should contact: 07763208663. www.tattonestate.com

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