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HRH Princess Royal


Visits Kippax

On Wednesday 24th September Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal, paid a visit to The Growing Zone Group Kippax, to view at first hand the accomplishments the youngsters with challenges from our community have achieved.

For those who are not aware of The Growing Zone, it is a free community project available to all ages and abilities and does not discriminate.  GZ was built and is maintained by youngsters and older people together from our community.  .

Admiring the plants & Tour de Kippax

Checking out the Poly Tunnel

HRH and Ed Anderson Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, greeting our Patron Alec Shelbrooke MP, Kippax & Methley Ward Cllr. Mary Hartland,

Kippax Parish Council Chair, Francis Kelly, Swillington Parish Council Chair, Jaqueline Smith and Founder / Chair of GZ June Perkin BEM

Meeting some of our Trustees


HRH Meeting the youngsters who do Pyrography


Admiring the Orchard

The Growing Zone Is supported by local volunteers as well as various companies who offer their time and work days.

At this point GZ would like to say a big thank you to all our sponsors who are helping GZ to support our youngsters and develop their skills for their future.

Ace Computers, Garforth & District Lions,

Garforth Musical Society and Patron Kevin Sharpe LVO DL

Our  two Patrons Alec Shelbrook MP and Kevin Sharp LVO DL

West Yorkshire Lieutenancy with Our Lottery, Zurich Cares and

Whitkirk Waste Sponsors

Growing Zone Supporters

Our Regular visitors from the Brownies and Guides

with Patron Kevin Sharpe LVO DL.

HRH speaking to everyone

Swillington Parish Council supporters  with Trustees Helen Royan and June and Bob Perkin and Patron Kevin Sharpe LVO DL 

HRH Having a Joke and Saying Goodbye

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