Annabelle Padwick presents gardening and wellbeing vision at GLEE 2018

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Founder of Life at No.27, Annabelle Padwick, is as an expert speaker at GLEE 2018.
Annabelle will explain how gardening can help those struggling with mental health challenges.
She will share her own personal story – which led to setting up Life at No.27.
Visitors and exhibitors will be the first to get an in-depth insight into her social enterprise-led vision.
It aims to create an allotment-based support network that will help improve the lives of people of all ages across the UK.

Annabelle Padwick at Glee

Annabelle says: ?Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
There is strong evidence highlighting the health benefits of gardening. These include improved confidence, mobility, communication, concentration and self-belief.
“Using my own experiences, I have begun laying the foundations for a social enterprise.
“It will be accessible through self-referral, GPs, psychiatrists and local councils.
?The subject of health and wellbeing is already prolific across the food and fitness industries.
“It also offers a multitude of opportunities for garden retailers to communicate the benefits of gardening.
“This enables retailers to appeal to a wider audience, increase their customer bases and connect with those who have a long lifetime value.
I?m excited to have this opportunity to connect with garden retailers and brands at the upcoming show.”

Glee: “pleased Annabelle is here”

Matthew Mein, Glee event director said: ?Research has shown gardening can improve mental well-being and physical health. We know the role it can play as the ?Natural Health Service?.
“You will see this through the exhibitors at Glee and also the innovative Retail Lab area. There is a focus on the importance that gardening plays in our well-being.
“Annabelle?s speaker session echoes this. It will show first hand the positive impact gardening can have upon a person, family, or community.
“We?re so pleased that Annabelle Padwick is able to join us at Glee, and are grateful for her sharing her story to help others.?
Annabelle has been promoting the benefits of gardening since 2015.
She has recently agreed to be a Thrive Ambassador, joining landscape expert, Mark Lane and TV gardener, David Domoney.
‘It?s not what you grow, it?s how YOU grow’ is on Tuesday, 11th September at 11:00am. ‘Community and CSR Engagement: The benefits a National Initiative can bring to you’ is on Wednesday 12th September at 1:30pm.

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