Eleven years ago, teacher Elizabeth Brereton established a project by converting a large plot of waste land adjacent to the school, into a productive agricultural area producing vegetables, eggs, salads, fruits etc, as well as rearing a range of livestock including sheep. Over the years hundreds of pupils and adults have had the chance of gaining hands on experience of horticulture and agriculture. The charity, which runs on limited funds is invaluable to the pupils, and members of the local community. The East Lakes Group of Lodges chose the Open Spaces project at the William Howard School, Brampton, as one of their selected charities to receive a grant from the 2021 P.G.M’s Matched Funding Initiative. The Group Chairman, Glyn Titterington, and the Group Almoner, Derek Donaldson visited the Open Spaces project recently and were shown around the site by some of the pupils. They were then very pleased to present £2,000 to support the work of this brilliant charity.