A SUPERMARKET has donated gardening produce to a community project ahead of a forthcoming open day later this month.

Morrison’s in Parkeston, Harwich has handed over free sunflower seeds and bags of compost to the Dovercourt Community Allotment.

The scheme, which is run by Community Voluntary Services Tendring and Harwich Town Council, opened in early 2020.

It has since provided otherwise isolated residents with a lifeline and social activity and sees budding gardeners and farmers plant and harvest fresh produce.

A spokesman for Community Voluntary Services Tendring said: “A big thank you to Morrison’s for donating to the Community Allotment.

“The group are hoping to use the donations during their open day on May 19 - places must be booked in advance due to limited numbers.”

If you would like to visit the Dovercourt Community Allotment on the open day call Tracy Lawrie on 07707 286621 for more information.