Appeal bags firm’s help

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A YEAR-LONG fundraising appeal – aimed at helping adults with learning disabilities – has received a timely boost thanks to a donation of gardening sacks.

The appeal was launched in an attempt to raise money for the Sudbury Resource Centre, in Northern Road, which provides support for around 100 adults with learning difficulties.

The centre has now received a large number of hessian sacks – bio-degradable gardening bags – from William Armes, a firm which makes and distributes doormats and rugs from a site in Church Field Road, Sudbury.

The sacks are now on sale at the centre, with all proceeds going towards the project.

Centre manager Marion Corner said: “The sacks are a wonderful aid for garden lovers – they can be used to store produce such as potatoes and onions or to grow plants and bulbs.

“The sacks are suitable for specialist or novice gardeners and they are also a wonderful way to introduce children to gardening, as they often like to have their own area in which to grow things.”

Darren Aitken, operating director at William Armes, said: “We have always recognised how much the resource centre does for the local community and are delighted to be supplying the hessian sacks to help raise much-needed funds.

“We hope other businesses will follow our example and get behind this fantastic campaign.”