Sunday, 13th April: at last the raised beds are officially opened by local councillor Mike Lawrence.
Three years in the planning and a year of hard work and adaptation, with help from the local business and trade community.
Our thanks to;
HSS Tool Hire,
Kelsall’s Building Supplies…
and all of those who joined in the work parties (hope it feels like it was worth it).
A special thanks to the staff at SSCVA (now Support Staffordshire).
And finally the work was funded with a grant from Staffordshire County Council’s Community Wellbeing Fund.
Raising money for West Midlands Air Ambulance, in the sunshine.
Thanks to everyone who supported the day today.
The cheeky photos above were taken during the setting up: these things do not prepare themselves and show some of the behind-the-scenes happenings.
A special thanks to everyone who provided cakes (and refreshments): this is done at no expense to the allotments and involves time, effort and expense …
and those cakes ?
Hmmm, such quality.
Heard somebody saying “better than National Trust cakes. And so much cheaper.”
Thank you bakers, one and all.
All proceeds go to West Midlands Air Ambulance Service.
This was voted for at our October A.G.M. as our adopted charity of the year.
Mr W. Belcher (Secretary/Treasurer, Cheslyn Hay Allotments and Cottage Gardener’s Association);
Report to General Meeting, January, 1963