Posted: Wed 27th Jul 2016

The team behind “Digging Deeside” appeal for help after thieves steal tools.

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Jul 27th, 2016

Digging Deeside the community project run by social entrepreneurs RainbowBiz needs your help! ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

They are appealing to any businesses or individuals who could help the group get a lockable shed. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

On Tuesday morning volunteers were horrified to discover that their tool box had been broken into and items stolen including many donated items from generous community members. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The gardening project based at Connah’s Quay allotments is “a lifeline and weekly routine” say RainbowBiz for several volunteers. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

For some of the group it’s the only time they are able to meet like minded people, learn new skills and venture out of the house each week. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Project coordinator Sarah Way said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We were given the tool box as a temporary measure and unfortunately it is not secure enough for long term use so thieves were able to get in and steal several items during the week. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

We really need a lockable, secure shed for our tools so that the weekly gardening project which supports a number of vulnerable adults each week can continue. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The thefts have been reported to North Wales Police who are taking it very seriously as there are volunteers who visit the allotment on days that the project is not running to simply water the plants, feed the birds and generally maintain the area.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

If anyone is able to help the project by donating a sturdy, lockable shed you can contact them here: email info@rainbowbiz.org.uk or phone 07759 753473. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Alternatively you can pop down to Connah’s Quay allotments on Tuesday mornings between 10am and 12pm. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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