Community orchard boosted by £200 donation from Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury's Bourne'Cheque presentation to Friends of Bourne Wood'Names: front - Sarah Roberts, Joyce Stevenson, Mick Curtis, back - Howard Green and Craig Twell
Sainsbury's Bourne'Cheque presentation to Friends of Bourne Wood'Names: front - Sarah Roberts, Joyce Stevenson, Mick Curtis, back - Howard Green and Craig Twell
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The Friends of Bourne Wood have received a boost to their plans for a community orchard.

The group has been presented with a community grant of £200 from Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bourne.

The grant will go towards the cost of fruit trees, tree guards, stakes, wires and ties.

Secretary of the Friends of Bourne Wood, Sarah Roberts, said: “We’re pleased to have been awarded the grant.

“We’re asking people of Bourne if they would like to donate to buy trees for people they know, for births or memorials.”

People can also volunteer to help plant trees.

The Friends hope the orchard will be completed in the autumn.

Sainsbury’s Bourne store manager Karl Cunningham said: “Our store is at the heart of the local community and it is important that we can do as much as we can to support it.

“When we heard about the Friends of Bourne Wood we were really pleased to be able to help out.”

Sainsbury’s Community Grants are funded by the sales of ‘bags for life’, which help charities in local communities, as well as being good for the environment.