We would like to gratefully acknowledge the help and support that we have enjoyed from the following:
- Eastington Parish Council for £500 from the Vibrant Village Award; for our tenancy agreement at Churchend orchard; for general help and support and for the materials for the burial ground fence
Plus £5000 grant towards the acquisition of a second orchard and £8,200 from the Solar fund for tools and materials, including a sit-on mower and trailer.
- Du Pont Award to Andrew Niblett for community projects – 500 dollars
- Gloucester County Council for £1,500 to get Churchend Orchard off the ground
- The Co-op for £500 towards creating the path through Churchend Orchard
- The Charlie Bullock Fund for a £1,000 loan towards Apple Day starting costs
- Stroud Valleys Project for 20 trees with support/protection
Dairy Crest for 350 plastic bottles for Apple Day
- The Late Patrick French and William Morris College, for advice and use of equipment and premises..
- Frampton Country Fair, Local Charities fund, for £100 towards orchard upkeep.
- Stonehouse Rotary for sponsoring the oak bench
- Cottsway’s Wellcommunity Fund for a £1,000 grant, towards the cost of clearing the Brownings land and fencing
- Gloucestershire Environment Trust for a grant of up to £5,000 towards controlling hedges, clearing brambles, levelling the land, re-creating the orchard and providing mud-free access both to the existing public right of way and to the orchard
- Alex and Jenny Bomberg who have kindly made a donation of £300 in memory of the late Ron Bomberg. A quince tree will bear a commemorative plaque.
- Everyone who donated apples or pears for our Apple days (and that’s over 60 people – from those with just one tree to those with full scale orchards!)
- Everyone who has donated time, effort or materials to this project – which we hope will benefit the environment and all residents of Eastington.