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The Bridge Project seed to table project''Pictured: Clare Dovell, Aaron Knight, Kevin Mayes, Darren Griggs and ZOe Richardson (Project Co-ordinator)
The Bridge Project seed to table project''Pictured: Clare Dovell, Aaron Knight, Kevin Mayes, Darren Griggs and ZOe Richardson (Project Co-ordinator)
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A SUDBURY charity has launched a project to enable volunteers and students to help grow food for its cafe.

The Bridge Project in Gainsborough Street secured £16,000 of funding from the Big Lottery Fund and Local Food for its Seed to Table scheme.

The project aims to get students with learning disabilities and volunteers growing food for the community cafe, which teaches catering and cooking skills to the students.

Jackie Skillicorn, external funding manager for The Bridge Project, said: “We are looking to grow as much fruit, vegetables and salad as we can in our own courtyard garden and another small plot to provide food for the cafe.”

The cafe is open to the public and also runs an over-60s lunch, club three times a week and a delivery service for housebound Sudbury residents.

Mrs Skillicorn said: “We are looking for more volunteers to help out on the growing side of things as we get the project started.”

For more information, call 01787 313691 or visit the charity’s website at www.thebridgeproject.co.uk.