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Green-Fingered Volunteers Get To Grips With The Cherry Tree Centre's Garden

28th June 2018 | By Peter Chapman

A pair of community-minded ladies raised over £100 at car boot sales all in aid of improving the experience for members of the Cherry Tree Centre on Fairfield Road, Burgess Hill

Lyn and Hillary first raised money to enable the centre to hold a Royal Wedding themed day to celebrate the marriage of Harry and Meghan.

From a further two car boot sales they used the proceeds to purchase compost and bedding plants to replace the weeds in the pots and raised beds around the grounds.



The duo have also been helped by another 3 local residents, Christina, Jennie and Veronica. They've been working on the grounds twice a week for the past five weeks and have managed to fill 15 sacks with garden waste and have taken numerous trips to the tip with other rubbish.


Before - overgrown, drab, neglected.


After - Patio fully weeded, new plants and some colourful paint.





There's still lots of work to do with on-going weeding, clearing, restocking the borders as well as revealing existing plants that have been burried within the undergrowth.

If you wish to join the ladies, please contact them via their Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/175656106483395/ or via admin@cherrytreefriends.co.uk

Tabletop Sale

The fundraising efforts don't stop there though. This Saturday (June 30th) they ladies have organised a tabletop sale at the centre, running from 9am-1pm. They hope to use the money raised at the event for a trip to be decided by the members.

There's going to be a number of sellers at the event including The Pallet Gardener who sells recycled and handmade wooden goods. Toiletries and cosmetics, a craft and card making stall, bric-a-brac and more

Tea, coffee and cake will be available.

Location: Cherry Tree Centre, Fairfield Road, Burgess Hill, RH15 8QB.



Spread the word, there's a table top sale at the Cherry Tree Centre this saturday

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