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Wildflower seed bombs are available to purchase at Colchester United’s game vs Crewe on Monday

4 April 2023

Recently, five of the Community Foundations Premier League Kicks participants got their hands dirty, as they made over 100 wildflower seed bombs to sell to U’s fans.

These will be sold ahead of Colchester’s game vs Crewe on Monday 10th April between 12.30pm-2.30pm. All proceeds from the seed bombs will go towards the Essex Wildlife Trust.

Five Premier League Kicks participants visited Abberton Reservoir to make over 100 wildflower seed bombs. This was part of the Premier League’s ‘Protect the Planet’ project, where clubs have been encouraged to deliver a social action project that will help support the local community. This project has been completely youth led with Essex Wildlife Trust being on hand to provide any guidance needed.

What are wildflower seed bombs? They are little balls of peat-free compost, which are packed full of wildflower seeds and clay to help bind the seedbombs together.

How do you use them? It could not be easier, either throw them at some bare soil or place them in a hole/pot inside your garden, add water and see what grows!

What are the benefits? Seed bombs are used to recreate habitat and encourage wildlife to return. The UK is seriously lacking natural wildflowers that bees and butterflies love. Seed bombs are an easy and effective way to restore biodiversity to our environment.

We will be selling these for donations at a stall outside the ground ahead of the U’s game against Crewe on Monday 10th April. There is a minimum donation of £1 in place and all payments must be made by card. All proceeds will go to Essex Wildlife Trust.

*Please note that no wildflower seed bombs are allowed to be brought into the ground. You can collect them from the 70th minute onwards from the stall outside the ground*

To find out more about the Premier League Kicks programme please visit: https://www.cu-fc.com/cucf/our-programmes/inclusion/premier-league-kicks/

To find out more about the Essex Wildlife Trust please visit: https://www.essexwt.org.uk/


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