I have done a collection of mini garden photoshoots (social distancing of course) to raise money for Mind UK, a magnificent charity that means a lot to my family and I’m sure to many of you, especial now during these times of uncertainty.
This is what I discovered
People are finding solace and comfort in their gardens and family bonds have been strengthened. With all this extra time at home people’s gardens are looking spectacular! even with limited resources to hand, tending to the garden has been a welcome distraction. Gardens, window boxes and plant pots have all been given some extra tlc.
Also, lots of DIY being undertaken, mostly successful! People have been making use of what they can get their hands on and the results have been brilliant. I have found out what people like most about their gardens and chatted about future projects, all positive vibes and really encouraging.
However, there are so many people finding this lockdown a real challenge, we hear the most heart-breaking stories every day of people struggling with their mental health and this is where charities like Mind UK step up and offer much needed support.
I want to thank my brave subjects for allowing me to capture a piece of their history for them and for making a kind and generous donation to Mind UK, we raised £300!
And locally https://westkentmind.org.uk/give-time/give-money