A unique hotel which offers holiday retreats for cancer patients and people with life threatening illnesses has thanked four Dorset businesses for helping with a garden makeover.
The Grove in Bournemouth is owned and operated by the Christchurch-based charity, Macmillan Caring Locally.
The 30-room hotel, which runs on a not-for-profit basis, opened five years ago and also welcomes carers, families and friends.
Now, following an appeal to local businesses, work has been completed on weeding and replanting flower beds at the Grove Road hotel.
Parley-based Eco Sustainable Solutions donated a tonne of compost, Homebase Bournemouth and Christchurch stores supplied pots, plants and fuchsias while Nationwide provided a 13-strong team to do the hard, physical work.
Anita Rigler, Volunteer Coordinator for Macmillan Caring Locally, said: “The response from local businesses has been fantastic and I can’t thank them enough.
“Our new-look garden will give so much pleasure to people staying at the hotel throughout the year.”
Alison Brencher, Office Manager at Eco Sustainable Solutions, said the firm was only too happy to help with the garden makeover.
She added: “We receive many requests to donate our compost and supersoil to good causes but this approach was particularly special. We were only too happy to help out.”
The Grove is appealing for volunteers to help with tending the garden at The Grove on a regular basis. Anyone interested, and who can spare a few hours helping with weeding and other garden tasks, is asked to contact Anita at email@example.com
Note to journalists:
Eco Sustainable Solutions was founded in 1993 and now employs 46 people with an annual turnover of £11 million. The company, based at Parley in Dorset, annually processes 150,000 tonnes of material at Parley, the UK’s leading purpose-built site for organics recycling and renewable energy. End products include enriched topsoil, compost and woodchip. Eco currently handles 250,000 tonnes of organic material each year across four facilities. A recent extension to the company’s core business is energy generation through both an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and a solar farm. In addition, the company has received planning consent to build a biomass to energy plant.
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