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Midlothian gardening project keeps on growing

Mayfield Y2K gardeners Ryan Lennie (left) and John Riley (right), who persuaded Coalfields Regenration Fund 'Dragons' to give them �1,800 to expand Midlothian Gardening Services

Mayfield Y2K gardeners Ryan Lennie (left) and John Riley (right), who persuaded Coalfields Regenration Fund 'Dragons' to give them �1,800 to expand Midlothian Gardening Services

Midlothian Gardening Services is set to see its operations blossom after persuading a Dragons’ Den-style project to fund their expansion plans with £1,800.

John Reilly and Ryan Lennie from the enterprise, set-up by the Mayfield Y2K project, told the ‘Dragons’ that they needed the money to provide more training and volunteering opportunities for local young people.

They will use the £1,800 funding package from the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, which organised the event, to buy additional tools and gardening equipment.

John Reilly said: “We are delighted with the funding, which will enable us to bid for bigger contracts, and to provide training in hard and soft landscaping for around 50 young people a year.”

Read more on this story in the January 2 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser, out now.

 

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