Celebrating Dino and the summer solstice.

This month has been a hard month. We lost Dino. Dino was a gentleman who made a big impression on me. He was just that ‘gentle’, involved, kind, and it was clear he cared. Dino was an active member of the Colin Allotments committee. He really loved the community garden and allotments and spent a great deal of time with us. I took a lot from the time I spent with Dino. His kind and considered manner rippled out from himself and will live on in those who were fortunate to meet him and spend time with him at Colin Allotments. Dino I’m glad you are my friend.

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So after we checked it was appropriate to go ahead with plans to celebrate the Summer Solstice we decided to also celebrate our friend Dino. We fund raised by taking donations at the solstice celebration and selling plants on the night and at a local school fair the next day aiming to purchase a defibrillator for the allotments. The atmosphere was really special at the weekend. This community are doing great things! We’re proud of what we are achieving together. The weather for the summer solstice ceile and St Anne’s plant fair couldn’t have been better. Thanks to all those who came along and enjoyed the great buzz that this community have created at Colin Allotments. Thanks to all the musicians, dancers, foodies, growers, organisers and to all the community. Our fundraising in memory of our great friend Dino to buy a defibrillator for the Colin Allotments raised £700.

Have a look at the short video made by our friends at The Belfast Thread for FREE on the night.

http://thethread.tv/video/99054114

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