Community Fund donation to help create sensory garden at Greentrees Primary School

Reds Community Fund Oct 2021

Pupils at a local school are set to enjoy an amazing outdoor space, thanks to a Community Fund donation from Salisbury Reds.

New sensory gardens are being created at Greentrees Primary School - at both the infant and junior sites - to mark the school’s 20th anniversary in 2022. The aim is to give children opportunities to grow things, and will include a variety of edible and non-edible plants. The project will also offer areas for reflection and mindfulness.

“We want to improve the children’s environmental learning - and make a positive impact on their wellbeing,” said Friends of Greentrees School (parent teacher association) member, Debbie Barrett.

“To do this, we have been fundraising, and also applied to Salisbury Reds’ Community Fund for some help. We were delighted when they offered us £500, which will go a long way towards creating this wonderful project. Our 430 pupils and school staff would like to thank Salisbury Reds for this generous gesture.”

David Newton, Salisbury Reds operations manager, added: “We introduced the Community Fund to help support all manner of local good causes - from charities to sports teams - and we encouraged anyone who needs a helping hand, however big or small, to apply.

“The Greentrees School sensory gardens will offer local children a wonderful opportunity to connect with nature and find peace and quiet. We’re delighted to be donating to such a worthy cause.”

Salisbury Reds’ Community Fund is open to applicants twice a year, during April and October where we will fund or support good causes up to the value of £500.