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Here are the names of individuals, organisations and businesses who have generously sponsored the floral baskets for this year.
We have two people who live further north but visit Folkestone from time to time who said how much they had missed the baskets and have sponsored.
They can see what a difference flowers make to people’s well being and enjoyment. It is an intangible thing that we perhaps don’t appreciate until they are no longer there. So, let’s look forward to giving much pleasure to our residents and all those visitors we are hoping will visit us this year, recommend us to their friends, and come again.
ABBEYWELL VETERINARY CLINIC
C & J AYRIS
HELEN BARKER – SHEPWAY DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
HUGH BARKER – SHEPWAY DISTRICT COUNCILLOR
CHANDOS GUEST HOUS
MR & MRS S DAVIS
ROGER DE HAAN CHARITABLE TRUST
DAVID PAYNE CARPETS
ANTHONY DUNNING, FOLKESTONE TOWN COUNCILLOR
FOLKESTONE, HYTHE & DISTRICT HOTEL & CATERING ASSOCIATION
FOLKESTONE TOWN COUNCIL
MR & MRS GLASSCOE
FOLKESTONE ROTARY CLUB
THE SOUTHCLIFF HOTEL
We still have a way to go to our target, so, if you are new to this site and dipping in just to see what everybody else is up to, how about dipping in to your pocket to see if you to can sponsor some flowers for 2015.
For further information and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
T: 01303 220370
Did you notice the floral baskets hanging on the lamp posts along The Leas last year? They were sponsored by Folkestone Town Councillors, Shepway District Council, Kent County Council and especially by a number of local residents.
Feedback has been “We want them next year”. “Thank you, they are a small item in the scheme of things but do much to lift the spirit” was one memorable comment. It is so true and made all the effort seem worthwhile. The baskets are now down and don’t the posts look bare!
How about this year?
We hope no-one is under the illusion that they will be a permanent feature annually and that they will be provided by SDC out of their budget.
Last year was made easy for us because of the large donation from councillors’ “honey pots”. They are not allowed to repeat this generosity so it seems that unless SDC can find room in their budget to fund them, highly unlikely given the economy, it will be down to you, the well known Great British Public and Local Businesses to help us and sponsor them for another year.
The Leas Cliff Hall is going to provide baskets along the railings of the hall this year and we will be liaising with them.
There are 64 baskets and the amount needed is £6400. This may seem a lot of money for flowers but the bulk of the costs is installation, maintenance and insurance for the bowser operator. We have an excellent advertising package for businesses who may wish to sponsor extra special large amounts.
If you feel you would like to see the baskets back again this year and would like to sponsor some flowers, however small the amount, please contact Pat.
As we are a registered charity we encourage you to Gift Aid your donation.
All sponsors names will appear on the advertising boards alongside the Leas Cliff Hall footpath.
LET’S KEEP FOLKESTONE BLOOMING