‘People have been so generous’ says allotment victim

Joy Wilson at her burnt out allotments, where she had been growing produce for the local hospice. Photo: Toby Roberts.
Joy Wilson at her burnt out allotments, where she had been growing produce for the local hospice. Photo: Toby Roberts.
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A woman whose allotment was burned down by arsonists has thanked all those people who have helped her.

Joy Wilson says she has been offered a new shed, garden vouchers and cash from friends, the company where she works and total strangers.

As reported by the Journal, the fire on the allotment at Maltings Lane, Gonerby Hill Foot, destroyed a shed, greenhouse, tools, seeds and plants a few weeks ago. Ms Wilson said that whoever started the blaze took wood off the raised flower beds and threw that into the fire as well.

Ms Wilson added: “I am bowled over by people’s generosity. It’s really heartwarming to know there are people out there who want to help.”

Ms Wilson works at Pavers in Boundary Mill, Gonerby Moor, where she has sold produce from her allotment to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice in Grantham. She says that as soon as she has her allotment up and running again she will be making money for good causes.