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Growing aid for Neston addiction project
4:00pm Sunday 20th May 2012 in News
A NESTON man who runs a scheme for recovering alcoholics and drug addicts, restoring an allotment in the village, has received a £250 award from Wessex Water towards the project.
Norman King, 58, of Westwells, who has lived locally all his life, started his work restoring the allotments in Jaggards Lane three years ago through the New Highway’s drug and alcohol recovery programme.
Recovering alcoholic Mr King, who hasn’t drunk alcohol for 18 years, runs the scheme to give mostly unemployed recovering addicts a chance to have something to focus on and also improve the quality of the allotment.
On Monday, Mr King and his helpers received a £250 cheque for water containers from Wessex Water as part of the Wessex Watermark Award, in partnership with the Conservation Foundation, rewarding community environmental projects.