Fire-hit farm scheme gets a £5,000 makeover

Greenslate Community Farm in Orrell was a regional winner in the Jewson Building Better Communities competition, scooping £5,000 worth of materials and labour.

Tuesday, 25th July 2017, 5:28 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:41 pm
The Greenslate winners with celebrity architect George Clarke (right) who presented the award

The prize will go towards rebuilding a shed wrecked by fire at the community resource which provides volunteering, training, education and therapeutic activities for adults with learning and physical disabilities.

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Volunteer Steven Melling said: “It’s absolutely fantastic to have won. We lost a lot of equipment in the barn fire, so the £5,000 will help us make the repairs and replace what was lost.”