Allotment - Graham

12 May 2017

Graham from Hyndburn has found that working in the Meadoway Allotments in Accrington has helped his physical and mental wellbeing.

Graham is in his early fifties and has experienced both mental and physical health issues over the last several years.  He has found working outside, digging, planting and engaging with the myriad tasks it takes to keep on top of an allotment has been of great value to him: 

“It is giving me ‘get up and go’ and as I’m not really a gym person, it’s a good way of working up a bit of sweat and working off some calories.  I like the fresh air and everyone seems friendly and happy when gardening.  It’s good seeing the soil after seeing it so overgrown at the beginning.”