Local Voluntary Organisation Receive Donation to Keep Ripon Blooming


Harron Homes are pleased to announce that we have donated £800 to Ripon in Bloom to support their activity and help them purchase a much-needed 500 litre water tank to keep the flowers of Ripon blooming all year round.

Ripon in Bloom is a voluntary community organisation which aims to maintain and develop the floral and environmental attributes of the city, following criteria set down by the national Britain in Bloom organisation, for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.

Among the many tasks the volunteers carry out is the planting, maintenance and watering of approximately 60 colourful floral planters spread across the city. Watering is an integral part of this work through the summer, and especially so during the exceptional temperatures we have experienced this year.

Chris Searle, Chairman of Ripon in Bloom said:

“Harron Homes kindly agreed to provide Ripon in Bloom with a 500L water tank to assist with this operation. Prior to the water tank, we had to water the planters we are responsible for with a combination of hose pipes and hand-held water butts, and in a summer such as the one we’ve just had, this would be extremely time consuming for our volunteers.

“The water tank which fits nicely in a van can be driven from planter to planter, applying the required amount of water through a hose pipe attachment. This enables us to water and feed the plants quicker and more effectively, resulting in a visibly better floral spectacle. We are extremely grateful to Harron Homes for enabling us to do this, for the benefit of all across the community.”

Katie Charlesworth, Sales and Marketing Director at Harron Homes Yorkshire, commented:

“At Harron Homes, we recognise the importance of such initiatives and love to give back to our local communities. Ripon in Bloom makes a real difference to the people of Ripon by offering them a chance to not only live in a beautiful surrounding, but also volunteer for a great cause in their spare time, making new friends and giving back to the town. We are delighted to be able to offer our support and ensure that Ripon keeps blooming!”

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