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Houlton residents harvest apples for charity tipple

Editorial Correspondent 7th Oct, 2020 Updated: 7th Oct, 2020

RESIDENTS in Houlton have helped harvest this season’s apples to produce a special batch of apple juice and cider, to help raise money for local organisation Hillmorton Community Support Group.

Community members collected fruit from the estate’s onsite orchard, which will be turned into bottles of the limited-edition charity tipple by local craft cider company Healy’s of Winwick.

Once fermented, the apple juice and cider will be available to buy from local eateries and farm shops, with all proceeds going to support the local community group.

Organised by one of Houlton’s first residents, Steve Gold, the project is a joint effort between residents and the Hillmorton Community Support Group, which was set-up as part of its community Covid-19 response.

The group hopes to continue to support families by delivering Covid-secure activities and initiatives.

Galina Bardarska, from Urban&Civic at Houlton, said: “It really was brilliant to see friends and family get involved with the apple picking initiative.”

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