Shettleston Community Growing Project

A great big thank you to the hardy souls who spent the night camping out with us in the Community Garden on Friday 20 March 2015 and to everyone who helped with the planning, organising and fundraising.

Big Shettleston Sleepover 'a massive success'

There is no doubt that we achieved our aims which were to raise awareness of fuel poverty and to raise money for people in the Shettleston area affected by it.

STV Glasgow filmed the Smelly Welly Club and Marion on site in the run up to the event and you can watch the news clip here.

In all, 22 adults and 13 children took part in the sleepover - here are the best of the photos from the event.

A variety of tents pitched in the growing project’s community garden and allotment site served as ‘bedrooms’ and a marquee became the ‘sitting room’ where participants socialised before bedtime. Thanks to generous local volunteers and Shettleston Housing Association staff there was a plentiful supply of hot soup, curry, biryani and cakes to keep people reasonably warm on what turned out to be a very cold March evening. Thankfully, we woke up to a glorious Spring morning and after clearing the site we all headed home………………for a well earned rest!

The quote below from one of our volunteers says it all……

The event was a massive success. Working with other members of the community made me feel great. We had a wonderful time working together to set up the tents, bring food, help prepare meals, socialising with full bellies round the camp fire and creating a great community spirit felt by children and adults of all age groups. We raised money which will go directly back into the community to help the most needy with their energy bills.
Andy M