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Putting pep into new allotments for Wantage
STAFF from Pepsi have been building an allotment in Wantage for people with disabilities.
The soft drinks company agreed to spend 100 hours in total digging up an unloved corner of the village near the primary school.
The allotment will be run by charity Style Acre, which gives people with disabilities in Oxfordshire work opportunities.
Chief executive Kate Liddle said: “We are very grateful for the support of the PepsiCo team, who are donating 100 hours of their time to prepare our new allotment for us so we can start to develop into a thriving enterprise.
“This collaborative approach between Style Acre, Sustainable Wantage, The Charlton Day Centre and of course PepsiCo will, we hope, provide real benefit to the Wantage community.”
The Charlton Centre Allotment will enable Style Acre to provide skills and training in horticulture.
People with learning disabilities will grow food, which will then be used by the charity’s tea room in Blewbury.
Community Action Group Sustainable Wantage will sell on any surplus and hopefully contribute to local food banks.
Oxfordshire County Council provided the allotment.
Style Acre also runs a Wallingford charity shop.
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