National Pumpkin Day was marked by a Thornham-based charity with a donation from a company in Manchester.
Beyond The Wall had a full day’s profits from the north west of England organisation Wire Fence.
The north Suffolk charity is situated in the “Walled Garden” on the Thornham Estate and works with people from 16 years upwards who have a disability.
The team is focused on removing barriers to enable everyone to attain a fulfilling and meaningful life. They are a “not for profit” organisation, all funds raised go to meet the needs of their clients.
Beyond The Wall’s aim is to build up their learners’ confidence and self esteem while teaching them the skills which will unlock future opportunities for them in mainstream education, sheltered volunteering or employment.
The funds from Wire Fence will be put towards some lightweight wheelbarrows for the garden and a garden trolly, said centre manager Rozelle Bettesworth.
She added: “Some standard wheelbarrows are too heavy for our clients so some lightweight models will make a lot of jobs much more accessible and inclusive for everyone.
“People can support our charity in many ways. We are a garden open to the public and our clients are proud when we have visitors to the garden, it’s free to walk around and we have a tearoom that’s open every Wednesday and Thursday. Our clients make all of the cakes, some independently and some supported and guided by staff, they serve customers and prepare all of the orders.”
Wire Fence decided to celebrate Pumpkin Day by supporting the community of people responsible for bringing this delicious crop on our tables – gardeners. And it supports different organisations regularly by organising fundraising events.