Bank staff share in some peace and love

In Bloom volunteers were delighted to bank on some extra help as work started on a revamp for a seafront attraction.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 8:00 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 10:58 am
St Annes In Bloom chairman Fiona Boismaison (back, wearing green) with Santander bank staff working on the refurbishment of the Peace Garden on St Annes seafront

An £8,000 grant from the Tesco Bags for Help scheme has allowed St Annes In Bloom to invest in plants designed to add a splash of colour to the Peace and Happiness Garden on St Annes’ promenade.

The Santander bank branch on The Square was among a number of local business approached for extra help with the project - and the staff there readily volunteered to roll up their sleeves and provide some physical aid in clearing flower beds and putting plants in place.

Fiona Boismaison, chairman of St Annes in Bloom, said: “It was wonderful to have so many volunteers helping out on this important tourist site for the town.

“Everyone worked really hard and we were able to place more than 1,000 plants.

“There’s more to plant up as it is a large garden but a lot of it has been done.

“Thanks especially to Santander for providing much needed help. Having their team of young enthusiastic workers was brilliant.

“It’s clear that major businesses like Tesco and Santander want to get involved in local projects. Any help from businesses, large or small that is offered to St Annes in Bloom is gratefully received.”

St Annes In Bloom, which is working on the project with Fylde Council, is also planning interactive artworks at the site, of which the centre [piece is the statue of much-loved comedian Les Dawson.

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