Meyers, a Dorset agency, is to partner with Dorset Mind, to launch The GAP Project. Until a year ago it donated a proportion of every fee to local causes, raising £200,000 and is now pledging at least £50 from each sale and let for The GAP Project. Claire Meyer, co-founder, said, “The project will bring together ‘gardens and people’, providing a safe, inclusive environment for local people. The eco-therapy wellbeing support service aims to help people become mentally healthy through connecting with others and tending and helping develop allotments in Dorchester.”
With the help and support of the team at Dorset Mind, Mayor David Taylor, Dorchester Town Council and David Upshall, Meyers have acquired three plots at Dorchester’s Louds Mill Allotments and the first phase, to clear the under-developed and overgrown plots, is underway.
The team wants everyone who uses the agency to be part of the wellbeing project, going towards helping others with the education, prevention and recovery from mental health challenges.