Grow Outdoors at Sowenna

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Project by The Sowenna Appeal

Grow Outdoors at Sowenna

The Sowenna Appeal profile

Project by The Sowenna Appeal

We did it
On 13th September 2019 we successfully raised £16,220 with 70 supporters in 98 days

Raise £12,000 for sensory gardens and horticulture at Sowenna to support young people with severe mental health illness to get better

Reaching our target and going beyond.....

Amazing news: we have passed our target for our Crowdfunder 'Grow Outdoors'!! Thank you to everyone who donated money, this is really going to make a difference to the young people at Sowenna. We are absolutely delighted. 

The Crowdfunder was due to close on Sunday, we have extended this to tomorrow evening ( Thursday) so there's still time to reach out and let anyone know you think may like to donate funds. This will go towards more gardening packs so that we can keep running horticultural therapy sessions for as long as possible.

Thank you again for your continued support!

Last week we hosted a series of open days at Sowenna, over 500 people attended and we had some wonderful feedback from local residents, community groups and supporters. 

“It’s phenomenal – amazing – a world class facility. It’s so much bigger than I expected and the care will be able to be so much more holistic with the facilities on offer. You can see the impact the young people’s input has had had on the design. Wonderful that they were encouraged to have a say in the unit.”

Retired senior education leader

“Unbelievable and you see an awful lot of thought has gone into the planning. Space for group activities including in the barn and garden but space too for the residents to have privacy.”

Friend of a service user

This unit is going to make a huge difference to young people in Cornwall and the rest of the South West. It is the first of its kind, and with the help of Young People Cornwall, it is a facility that goes above and beyond the requirements.

If you missed the tours, don’t worry, videos are being made and lots of photos were taken which we will be sharing in due course.

We’re so grateful for all the support we’ve had in the run-up to Sowenna opening, thank you,

Best wishes, 


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