Norton Mere Cottage
Tong Norton
Shifnal, Shropshire TF11 8PZ

Registered Charity No. 1108757



Funders and Volunteers

As a charity we are always in need of and seeking funding and donations large and small. If you are a business, charitable trust, funding body or just looking for a worthwhile cause to whom you wish to donate then please do contact us, we would be delighted to hear from you. We would be happy to show you around the project and introduce you to some of our beneficiaries. You will be able to see for yourselves what a worthwhile charity we are.

We welcome donations of time, goods, equipment and the all important money to help with large purchases and to secure salaries for the staff at the project. Without them we can not function.

We gained charitable status in March 2005, since then we have benefited over 800 people of different ages, abilities and backgrounds.

This is just a few of the organisations that have helped the project enormously with generous donations: 

Sheriffhales WI
Unringfenced Donation.

Awards for All
Funding for a workshop

The Walker Trust
Funding for building works

Basil Houghton Trust
Funding for cold frame and raised beds

Lloyds TSB of England and Wales
Funding for a part time tutor for one year

The Lady Forester Charitable Trust
Funding for general assistance

The Batty Charitable Trust
Funding for 'Growing Confidence' project


Wolves Aid
Funding towards Salary

The Percy Bilton Charitable Trust
Funding towards buildings

A & N Daniell Trust
Funding for tools and equipment and raised beds

Big Lottery 'Breathing Places'
Funding for preparation of woodland and activities including tree surgery, fencing and promotion

Shropshire Horticulture Society
Donation towards salary

Jean Jackson Charitable Trust
Donation unringfenced

Bradford Estate Charitable Trust
Building works and donation unringfenced




The project is fortunate enough to have a very proactive team of volunteers providing expertise in accountancy, landscaping, tree surgery, fencing and web site support as well as tea makers, cake bakers, event organisers and several little helpers at our fund raising events.

Cordelia Beardsmore
Cordelia volunteers to help with all our fund raising activities; But this was (excuse the pun) one step beyond that. Cordelia signed up for the 100k in 24 hours marathon walk from London to Brighton!

Taking her training seriously, Cordelia climbed Shropshire's Wrekin Hill religiously every day, in fact the figures went like this....she climbed it 22 times, in 22 days which equalled 66 miles, this works out at the same height as Everest, gulp. The Walled Garden Project staff, family and friends text Cordelia all through her 100k journey. After loosing a few toe nails and being physically and mentally exhausted Cordelia completed the marathon in 28hrs 54mins 46sec. Pretty damn good I say. Many congratulations Cord 'YOU DID IT GIRL'. Raising over 2,000 for The Walled Garden Project. What will she get up to next!

Volunteering Opportunities
If you have free time and expertise or a willingness to 'muck in' then please contact us about possible opportunities.