Actimel Family Wellbeing Fund & Our Mini Garden Orchard

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A couple of months ago I was invited by Actimel to apply for funding for a project I thought would be beneficial to my family involving food. It didn’t take me long to realise this would be my chance to ask for funding towards the fruit trees I’ve been longing for. When we bought our bungalow it already had a well established apple tree bearing Golden Delicious apples. It was lovely to have our own supply of apples and my next move was to find a local pick your own fruit farm. During the summer and autumn my son and I spend many happy hours wandering through the orchards at the last pick your own in our area, and have made friends with the 70 year old lady farmer who sees to its maintenance. Now, with the Actimel Wellbeing Fund, would be my chance to have more fruit in our own garden and to make jams, chutneys and preserves to last all year by freezing and canning the fruit. I saw this as a way to increase my family’s fruit intake and reduce our food bill, Actimel agreed and last month we were allowed to buy 5 of our own fruit trees for our garden!

Thank you very much to Actimel for choosing our family and funding our project. The good news is that there is more funding to be awarded and Actimel want bloggers to apply. My funding was awarded under the EAT category of the Family Wellbeing project but there are 5 more categories: PLAY, CONNECT, MOVE, LEARN & GIVE.

If you would like to apply for funding check out their website: Actimel Family Wellbeing

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