Charity | Posted 29.04.2017

New Neighbours visit Stonyhurst Mission Garden

On Thursday 27th April, we were visited by Michael and Cynthia Hewitt who volunteer for New Neighbours, a service that supports refugees in Burnley.  They brought one of the refugees, originally from Iraq, to see the new Galilee Garden that will provide fresh fruit and vegetables for families placed in Burnley.  Will Fildes, Neamh Stephenson, Anna Cookson and Mrs Strain started the tour by showing the group around the Mission Garden and gave them some freshly grown produce, tomato plants and herbs, including mint, fennel and parsley.

Afterwards, they were shown the new Galilee Garden, currently being built by Higher Line students, and then shared tea and cake with Poetry IB students.

Once the Galilee Garden is completed, a box of fresh fruit and vegetables will be taken over to New Neighbours every month.  Cynthia, from New Neighbours, was really pleased with the progress of the Galilee Garden, which was started in September, commenting, “I am so impressed with what the students and Mrs Strain have achieved.  It is so important that refugees have access to fresh food as they are only given £30/week to live on and arrive in this country with absolutely nothing.”