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Dear Neighbours,

As many of you know WCARA’s 'Blossom' initiative began during the first Covid19 lockdown in April 2020 when we were able to gift bedding plants to elderly and isolating residents in Wembley Central and Alperton. More than 6,800 plants were distributed, the idea supported by residents, the Alperton Community Group and a number of local businesses in Wembley.

In 2021, we increased our efforts, securing more donations from even more local businesses, organisations and residents.

Over 12,000 plants were ordered which WCARA members and volunteers sorted, packed into bags and delivered to homes in Wembley Central and Alperton. The aim of 'Blossom' is purely to bring a smile and happiness to residents in the local area, especially as the past year been so hard for many in the Wembley Central and Alperton communities.

WCARA hope this gift of plants will bring solace and help neighbours as life gets back to normal - whether you have a tiny balcony, small garden or even a larger plot it's great to green up your environment and encourage nature, as we all know gardens have been so important for our health in recent times.

WCARA would like to thank all the supporters and sponsors who have helped to make 'Blossom' possible so far - Our Sponsors this year include:

Big Fish Tutors
Daniels Estate Agents
Grey & Co
Mi Amor Hub (Online Dating & Matrimony)
Property Hub
Sonali Occassions
St George Plc - Beresford Road Development, Alperton
Wembley Central Big Local

And last but not least, many of you, our neighbours who not only made monetary contributions, but also volunteered your time to make Blossom successful. It's great to see such support for our local community.

Blossom’s legacy continues with our wonderful WhatsApp Gardening Groups where residents share hints and tips on gardening, swap plants and pictures of their green fingers. No experience needed, we have novices like me, experienced gardeners including growing exotic veg and a cottage garden too (yes you read that correctly, a cottage garden in Wembley. If you wish to join, please drop your phone number and I will get you added to the group.

This year’s garden competition will focus on front gardens, driveways and use of small space including windowsills and balconies. I will be in touch with further details, including dates, how to enter and rules.

Thank you once again. Do take care, look after yourself and your loved ones.

Best Regards