A DRUMCHAPEL group spread its roots in the community recently after donating trees to organisations all over the area.

Fortune Works, located on Drumry Road, gave orchard trees to local nurseries, schools, and youth projects.

The donations were made in the hope of creating long-term links as the trees have a lifecycle of between 25-35 years.

It is also hoped that they will leave a lasting legacy for the social enterprise group, which supports people with learning disabilities in the community.

Fortune Works gifted the orchard trees to two local nurseries - Drumchapel Early Years and Clone Nursery - four local primary schools including Antonine, St Claire’s, Drummore, and Camstradden as well as local groups the G15 Youth Project and Drumming Up Change.

To make the project possible the group applied for a grant from supermarket giant Tesco to purchase the trees.

The organisations were invited down to the group’s hub on Friday, March 24 to plant the trees.

Those in receipt of the orchards are now able to go down to Fortune Works and decorate their tree and take part in outdoor lessons.

They will also be invited down at harvest and invited into the group’s kitchens to work together to create apple-based treats.

A Fortune Works spokesperson said: “We will be learning together about pollination, nature, biodiversity, and climate all through caring for the trees so it is a hugely rewarding project which we hope will leave a lasting legacy in the community.”