Age Friendly Banbury group hosts Seeds of Hope stall in town centre market

Age Friendly Banbury hosted a Seeds of Hope event in the market area of the town centre yesterday, Thursday April 22.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:35 pm
Bee Myson, the Age Friendly Banbury co-ordinator, and a representative from the Royal Voluntary Service Oxfordshire (RVS) Steve Kilsby

Age Friendly Banbury hosted a Seeds of Hope event in the market area of the town centre yesterday, Thursday April 22.

The event saw seed packs and 100 tote bags with informational leaflets from local organisations given away to people.

Several dozen packs of seeds were given away at the market stall yesterday, Thursday, which was also Earth Day.

Bee Myson, the Age Friendly Banbury co-ordinator, said: "Seeds are a sort of act of faith. You sew them and hope something comes out.

"It is a hopeful time of year. It's spring. It's a time of hope and new beginnings.

"This was our first opportunity to come out and interact with the older people of Banbury and to try and hear their views.

"Everybody is feeling a bit more hopeful as lockdown is ending.

"It's all about making Banbury a great place to grow older."

The Seeds of Hope stall was hosted by Age Friendly Banbury and its partner representatives. The partner organisations represented included the Banbury Community Action Group (CAG), Cherwell District Council, Royal Voluntary Service Oxfordshire (RVS) and Dementia Oxfordshire among others.

The Banbury CAG group will be hosting a seed swap event tomorrow, Saturday April 24, from 11am to 2pm in the Bridge Street Community Garden.

Bee added: "The partnership is about pointing people in the right direction."