Muck and More allotment receives the gift of gardening from Donnelly Foundation

Donnelly Foundation has generously donated two communal polytunnels to Muck and More Allotments Association, Antrim, that will enable the organisation to grow its educational programme for local schools.

Muck and More, which is currently home to 69 allotments, produces low cost quality food and promotes a health lifestyle across the local community.

Roisin Donnelly, spokesperson for Donnelly Foundation, said:

“Launched by Donnelly Group in 2019, Donnelly Foundation was created to support local charities, educational programmes, and community initiatives.

“People are at the heart of everything we do, and our commitment to being a good neighbour ensures that we have a positive impact on the areas in which we operate.

“Muck and More is a perfect example of the beneficial projects that we support.

“In addition to generating sustainable and nutritious produce, Muck and More teaches young people how to grow their own fruit and vegetables while encouraging positive community relations.

“Through investment in equipment, we can reduce anxiety, promote physical activity, and assist in teaching new skills.”

Since its launch, Donnelly Foundation has supported numerous projects including the sponsorship of local football club, Ballyclare Comrades Ladies U11s, kits and donating a potentially life-saving defibrillator to Mallusk Integrated Primary School.

Richard McLaughlin, spokesperson from Muck and More, said:

“The donation from Donnelly Foundation will go a long way in growing our education programme with local school children and the people of Antrim.

“Not only does gardening help us get closer to nature, but it helps improves mood, allows us to spend quality time with our neighbours, and develop important motor skills.

“A big thank you to Donnelly Foundation for its support!”