FlowerFest 21 moving into FlowerFest22 are still
Proud to Support
two fantastic local charities
Christchurch Community Partnership (CCP) strives to build an inclusive, supportive and caring community that seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of all residents and cares for and supports, those living with issues such as dementia and social isolation. By working alongside and in partnership with other organisations across the local community, including the statutory, voluntary, business and faith sectors. CCP will strive to reduce social isolation and reintegrate those affected back into the community and in parellel will develop and sustain the Christchurch area (BH23) as a "Dementia Friendly Community". By improving the gaps in service and support for those living with dementia and their carers, together with increasing understanding and awareness across all sectors of our community.
Lydia Brown Programme Manager says "Being part of the 2021 FlowerFest will be a fantastic opportunity for CCP, not only will it help to raise awareness of our services, dementia, and how we can become a dementia friendly community, it will be wonderful to be part of something so exciting that brings the community together"
The facets of CCP include:
*Christchurch Angels* incorporating Helpful Neighbour Scheme, offering a support and befriending service
*Dial-a-Bus* mini bus service
*The Gift of a Meal Card* purchasing meal cards for the benefit of the homeless, isolated or vulnerable in society
*Neighbour Carss, community car scheme
Cherry Tree Nursery is a successful plant nursery on 4.5 acres of land in Northbourne, Bournemouth. The nursery supports, free of charge, their volunteers of which there are at least 120 people. The volunteers come from many different backgrounds and suffer from varying degrees of mental health illness. There are huge benefits to working with plants in a safe and pressure free environment. The therapeutic nature of horticulture is now proven to restore mental health wellbeing, boost self esteem and confidence and allow for recovery and rehabilitation.
Cherry Tree Nursery have been involved with FlowerFest since its inception so they are delighted to be one of the nominated charities in 2021 and now into FlowerFest22.
Throughout FlowerFest21 Cherry Tree Nursery will be selling a vast array of plants.
In the meantime, Ray says "Our nursery is now OPEN in April 2021 please check our website or find us on Facebook on the link below
Ray Alderton, Events Coordinator at Cherry Tree Nursery says...
'The Covid 19 has affected us significantly as we are closed for the time being, meaning we are losing out on vital revenue at what should have been 'our Christmas,' our busiest, and most important time of the year. Being involved with FF21 will not only be extremely important in fundraising next year, but it will also give our volunteers something to look forward to. That is much needed at the moment with many of them self isolating for in excess of12 weeks due to their vulnerability with associated medical conditions.'