Walker Timber helps keep Bo’ness in bloom

Walker Timber helps keep Bo’ness in bloom

(from left) Lorna Weir (Bloomin Boness), Lorna Shanks and Mark Sneddon of Walker Timber (Image: Stewart Attwood)

Community group Bloomin’ Bo’ness has received a donation of £1,000 from local business Walker Timber to support its work to keep Bo’ness looking beautiful all year-round.

Bloomin’ Bo’ness volunteers look after all the seasonal planting and maintenance of flower beds and planters around the town centre, in areas that are no longer maintained by Falkirk Council. The team’s stunning displays include whisky barrel planters, wheelbarrows, and hanging baskets, along with birdfeeders and a bug hotel, which can be found at Provost Road Community Woodland Garden.

The donation from Walker Timber will be used to purchase much-needed tools and equipment for the Bloomin’ Bo’ness team.

Lorna Shanks of Walker Timber said: “We’re thrilled to support the Bloomin’ Bo’ness team, who do such a wonderful job, creating striking and innovative floral displays in and around the town centre. We hope this donation will help Bloomin’ Bo’ness to expand their activity in the community and look forward to enjoying more of their work in the future.”

Lorna Weir, chairperson of Bloomin’ Bo’ness, said: “We are very grateful for the donation from Walker Timber. Bloomin’ Bo’ness is a volunteer led organisation, and all our work to date has been supported by fundraising and donations from local people and businesses. We have recently started making some of our completed areas available for community sponsorship, which will hopefully help us generate further funds to support our activity going forward.”

Walker Timber has supported several local charities and community initiatives, including Bo’ness Community Accordion Band, Children’s Theatre Bo’ness, and Bo’ness Car 4U. Earlier this year the team raised £10,032 for Strathcarron Hospice, as part of the company’s annual Active April Challenge.

To sponsor a Bloomin’ Bo’ness display, get in touch via its Facebook page or contact them directly at bloominboness@outlook.com.

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