Herald and Post inspires kind donation to Penrose charity

Mark Wilson hopes to inspire others to donate tools, pallets, and equipment
Mark Wilson hopes to inspire others to donate tools, pallets, and equipment

A generous man has donated his rotavator to a Luton horticultural project after a heart attack stopped him gardening.

Mark Wilson, 66, of Dunstable, kindly gave the equipment to mental health charity Penrose, who help tackle social isolation by holding community gardening sessions.

Mark read about Penrose on October 13 in the Luton Herald and Post and wanted the charity group to benefit from the £500 tool.

He suffered a heart attack nearly four years ago and has since struggled with rheumatic problems.

Mark said: “ Gardening was a hobby of mine, so I wanted the equipment to go somewhere where it could do good.

“I used to have an allotment and my brother-in-law Steve Harris would help me with the rotavator.”

The Penrose Recovery Garden is located on a plot of land opposite Fountains Avenue, in Bide-a-While parkland.

The group meet from 10am-4pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, aiming to make friends and get back to nature.

To join, call Samantha Smith on: 07805739238.