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"Donate a vine" campaign launched with Grow Your Tenner!

posted 17 Oct 2014, 10:17 by Warden Abbey Vineyard   [ updated 22 May 2016, 03:59 ]
Bedfordshire Rural Communities Charity is encouraging its supporters to take national charity match-funding scheme "Grow your Tenner" literally by donating up to £10 on-line to buy vines to restore the historic vineyard at Warden Abbey. 

For the duration of the scheme, donations of up to £10 made through the website will be matched- funded, effectively doubling on-line donations made up to 31st January 2014.

To buy and plant a new vine costs £10, so during this period a £5 donation will give us a new vine, a £10 donation will get two vines for the price of one.

Donors will be invited to join us to plant their vines in the spring or, if they prefer, we will plant them for them.

BRCC’s CEO Jon Boswell said “We desperately need to get back to full productivity for the vineyard to become financially viable in the longer term so that the future of this historic vineyard as a community and educational resource is secured. Of course, this appeal is about so much more than planting vines. Your support will mean that we can continue to work with other local charities and schools to develop educational, social & therapeutic horticulture, employment, heritage and wildlife projects on this historic site.”    Read more.