March in Bloom appeals for support as they go for gold

March in Bloom winning awards, at the West End Park Area,  Front LtoR, Robin Murray (committee member), Sylvia Keane (Secretary), Frances Murray (Chair of March in bloom) ANL-141209-084837009
March in Bloom winning awards, at the West End Park Area, Front LtoR, Robin Murray (committee member), Sylvia Keane (Secretary), Frances Murray (Chair of March in bloom) ANL-141209-084837009
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Volunteers in March are celebrating after winning three awards in the Anglia in Bloom contest – and have their sights set on gold.

March in Bloom members were over the moon to win two silver gilts and a silver when the awards were announced. We missed March from last week’s round-up and apologise for the error.

Judges awarded a silver gilt in the large town category, a silver gilt was given to West End Park and the town’s Eastwood cemetery was also given a silver.

Now members are appealing for funding and help to build on this success in next year’s awards.

Group chairman Frances Murray said: “We have won a silver gilt award for the last three years. It would be nice to get a gold.

“We are trying to improve but we do need funding for new projects.”

The group is hoping to create a sensory garden in West End Park and members also need around £500 to add three planters on to Town Bridge.

Work is undertaken by a core group of 12 volunteers but members are hoping more people will come forward to help.

Mrs Murray said: “We want to achieve a gold. If we had more money in the budget we can do more things to help impress the judges.

“We would be grateful for more people who enjoy gardening to help us.”

Judges were impressed with the stunning floral displays which decorated the town. Members also worked with FACET, a training provider which helps vulnerable adults, to create two beautiful raised beds in Grays Lane.

Mrs Murray has also thanked March Town Council and the other individuals and groups which support the bid.

n If you would like to help contact Rebecca Robinette on 01354 602134.