Rainwater Harvesting Makes A Splash In Southbourne - The Directory Group

Rainwater harvesting makes a splash in Southbourne

Rainwater harvesting makes a splash in Southbourne

Caption: Southern Co-op and Tuppenny Barn colleagues celebrate the recent donation

Things are about to get wetter at a West Sussex charity site as a new irrigation system is just days away from being connected.

Thanks to donations and kindness from local companies, essential repairs have been carried out to the water tank at Tuppenny Barn - a charity whichcreates learning experiences for all ages in horticulture and sustainability.

Southern Co-op - a regional, independent co-operative - made a £2,000 donation which has enabled the liner of the water tank to be replaced.

This has boosted the water supply for the irrigation system as well as the site's flushing toilets.

Maggie Haynes, CEO & Founder of Tuppenny Barn, said: "Everyone here at would like to give a massive thank you to Southern Co-op for its support of our rainwater harvesting initiative.

"We would also like to thank Cameron Irrigation Systems for supporting our initiative and providing their services at a massively reduced cost - they have gone the extra mile every time. 

"By harvesting rainwater we can now demonstrate to the local community what is possible, offering inspiration to other charities, businesses, organisations and individuals; showing how living with a light footprint is possible for us all."

Tuppenny Barn, which champions sustainable living through school visits, events and workshops, has also just been announced as this year's charity partner for The Co-operative Food stores in Southbourne and Westbourne.

The donation and charity partnerships are part of Southern Co-op's community engagement programme ‘Love Your Neighbourhood'. This initiative addresses four key social themes: ‘Greener', ‘Healthier', ‘Safer', and ‘More Inclusive' neighbourhoods.

Gemma Lacey, Southern Co-op's Director of Communications and Sustainability, said: "Tuppenny Barn is an inspirational charity that encourages a sustainable approach. Supporting local produce and knowing where our food comes from are two things we echo in our own business.

"The charity gives people, particularly children, the skills to grow, prepare and cook healthy fresh meals. This is admirable and something we are proud to support."

To find out more about Tuppenny Barn, visit www.tuppennybarn.co.uk. Or to see how Southern Co-op is committed to making a difference, visitwww.thesouthernco-operative.co.uk/makingadifference/.

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