Support the Pulp Friction Mission


Project by Pulp Friction CIC

Total raised £5,180

raised so far



Support the Pulp Friction mission to empower learning disabled and autistic people, and the relocation of our award winning Chelsea garden!

We're still collecting donations

On the 17th February 2024 we'd raised £3,620 with 97 supporters in 39 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

 New stretch target

Thank you for helping us raise our initial target - We are so grateful for your support. Any further funds we raise will help us add to our offer for Members and extend the numbers who can come and work on the garden/ get involved. 

Additional money can also be used to support the relocation project making the garden created in Nottingham fully accessible as well as support our organisation as a whole - providing more opportunities for Members through gardening and catering.

Our Chelsea Project

East Midlands-based Community Interest Company (CIC), Pulp Friction, is at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show to demonstrate the power of inclusivity through gardening. 

The ‘Growing Skills Garden’ is one of the popular All About Plants category exhibits and reflects Pulp Friction’s mission to challenge perceptions of people with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism. 


Thanks to its sponsors, Project Giving Back, and partnership with designers, Will Dutch and Tin Tin Azure-Marxen of Dutch Landscape Architects, the Pulp Friction ‘Growing Skills Garden’ is giving people who attend the organisation’s day service the opportunity to be front and centre of a project that could reach millions. 

The inequalities people with a learning disability face in the world of work will be reflected in the garden; with five trees representing the fact that just 5% of adults with a learning disability are currently in paid employment - something Pulp Friction is committed to changing. In Nottinghamshire it is estimated that this figure falls to 2.8%.

1716712309_growing_skills_garden_-_angle_2.jpgHow can you help? 

We invite you to become a small part of our Chelsea story by helping us to fund the costs of this massive undertaking. We are small but mighty and together you can help us make the most of this fantastic platform and help to create change for Learning Disabled and Autistic people, their families, carers and friends.

So far, thanks to our supporters, we have been able to ensure our Members have been able to participate and act as ambassadors for the Chelsea project throughout it's entirety. Now, we are calling on your help to support the relocation of the garden, and the organisation as a whole.

We are asking for donations to our crowdfunder to support:

  • Relocation costs included in re-planting and re-building the garden at Stockhill Fire Station in Nottingham so it can live on and be enjoyed by Members, fire staff and the community alike.
  • Tools, equipment, travel, workshops, tutor costs for future gardening projects and initiatives.
  • Our organisation as a whole:
    • £15 pays for a Member to take their food safety certificate
    • £70 pays for a “cooking tool box kit”
    • £300 pays for a 4 hour smoothie bar workshop for a small organisation to benefit from


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This project offered rewards

£10 or more

Four Pack of Seeds

Four Packs of seeds bagged up by our members from last years crop. Seeds are Poppy, Nigella, Sunflower and Everlasting Sweet Pea. With beautiful artwork by member Claire Swain. Collect from our cafe in Bestwood, Nottingham

£10 or more

Crochet lime Pulp Friction key ring

Beautiful crochet Lime key rings made by Wendy - a good friend of Pulp Friction from the Dig In allotment in Stapleford. Collect your reward from our cafe in Bestwood

£20 or more

Bug hotel

Constructed by lots of the team - featuring the PF logo. A variety of shapes and sizes but all very attractive to our local bug population! Collection from our cafe in Bestwood, Nottingham.

£20 or more

Tin Tin the naughty gnome

Cast by our members and painted in our unique spin art style - a one off wonky gnome! You will need to collect from our cafe in Bestwood, Nottingham.

£25 or more

Bird House

Bird Houses - Excellent Marine Ply houses made by Albert, Beth & Rob featuring our PF logo Collect from our cafe in Bestwood, Nottingham

£25 or more

Unique Tile Art

This is a special one. Members have been making tiles that will be used in the garden paths. You can own a small tile from the limited run of 50 for sale tiles that are being produced. The tile has been made by members and will be boxed - but you will need to collect it from our cafe in Bestwood Park

£30 or more

Gardening Apron

Another special one - we have made unique garden aprons that we will be wearing on the garden as part of the project. The aprons have been co produced by Tiger textiles with members creating spin art patches and fabrics and helping to design the layout with recycled denim. Members have cut and helped layout the aprons for Tiger's volunteers to sew. You will see the aprons in use on the garden - collection from our cafe in Bestwood, Nottingham.

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