RainbowBiz CIC's Digging Deeside project

Health Lottery Wales has raised £6 million, which to date, has supported 169 charities in Wales. To celebrate, they hosted a party with local Flintshire charity, RainbowBiz CIC.

Local people and nearby community groups and councillors came along to join in the celebrations.

Sarah Way from RainbowBiz CIC led a tour of the allotment to showcase first-hand the amazing work the project is doing to bring people in the community together through a love for gardening and the outdoors.

Rainbowbiz CIC received a £32,419 grant from People’s Health Trust with money raised through The Health Lottery in Wales to fund their Digging Deeside project.

Sarah Way from Digging Deeside said: “We had so much fun at the garden party – it was exciting to be able to share and celebrate our work with the community! We are so thankful to The Health Lottery who have made all of this possible.”

Project members meet weekly at the allotment and take part in a variety of gardening activities such as digging, planting fruit and vegetables, sowing new seeds and weather-coating fences. At the core of the project is a vision for equality, diversity and inclusion. Members are building their confidence, taking pride in their local environment and making a difference in the local community.

Nicola Brian, Director of Communications, Evaluation and Learning at People’s Health Trust, said: “It is important to celebrate the incredible work local charities and community groups like Digging Deeside are doing in their neighbourhoods to address health inequalities.

“Money raised through The Health Lottery provides a vital source of funding that has enabled us to support 169 projects across Wales.”

Men and women living in the areas of Wales experiencing the highest levels of disadvantage spend 18 fewer years in good health than those in the most affluent areas.

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