Volunteers from Sleaford in Bloom have been working behind the scenes at their headquarters at 38 Electric Station Road raising and caring for this season’s colourful floral displays.
Planting around the town has already begun, but this coming Sunday morning, from 7am onwards, the lamp-column planters, filled with all kinds of glorious flowers, will be lifted up and reinstated onto the lamp-posts.
Sleaford In Bloom thanks the Town Council for providing a grant, and to all of who have supported Sleaford In Bloom’s fund-raising efforts so far this year, including Sainsbury’s who nominated it as its charity of the year.
The coffee morning and plant-swap at West Hayes last month raised just over £500.
Pauline Dobson of Sleaford In Bloom said their next fund-raising venture will be on Sunday June 14 between 2pm and 5pm at 38 Electric Station Road, NG34 7QJ, when everyone is invited to their garden party.
There will be an entrance fee for adults which will include an opportunity to look around this award-winning garden and to enjoy the refreshments and stalls. All proceeds will help us towards raising the £5,000 needed to continue their work to keep the town blooming.
Many people are surprised to know the group has to pay to have its planting watered twice a week throughout the season, but many businesses and organisations are all making an extra effort to make Sleaford a more attractive place in which to live, work and visit.
The judges from East Midlands in Bloom will once again be visiting Sleaford early in July. Last year the town was awarded a Silver-Gilt medal.
Check out the new web-site www.sleafordinbloom.org for more information and follow the link to Britain in Bloom or East Midlands in Bloom.