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Buy Virtual MFDF Allotment at Forever

This year throughout the festival we will be raising money for the Manchester Food and Drink Festival Grass Roots Foundation – a charitable fund under the Forever Manchester umbrella.

Funds raised will be used to make grants to healthy eating and living projects across Greater Manchester – from allotment schemes to healthy cookery lessons for young people.

Why don’t you get involved by becoming virtual allotment owner on Manchester Island?

Forever Manchester Island is a virtual representation of Greater Manchester, which includes the city’s best-loved landmarks, past and present.

You can navigate around the island and decide if you want to buy a house, open a restaurant, plant a flower bed or maybe a deckchair on the island’s beach is more your style? As part of the Food and Drink Festival you will also be able to buy an allotment on the Island for a donation of as little as £10.

Once you’ve picked your plot you can personalise it by adding messages and links. Plots can be purchased for a month, six months, a year or forever - the choice is yours.

You could even buy a piece of the island for a loved one or friend, a perfect gift for proud Mancunians.

So join us on Manchester island now – visit

Posted on 4 October 2009

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