A "thank you" to our sponsors

Bridport Community Orchard Group benefits from enormous support from many local people, businesses and organisations.
Thank you to:
- The staff of Bridport Town Council for their invaluable contribution to this joint project.
- The former Town Clerk, Bob Gillis, for his sterling advice and support.
- Daryl Chambers. Apple Day would be impossible without his team, who also cut the grass in the orchard.
- Linda Bullock kindly gave us a set of display boards.
- Groves Nurseries generously continue to sponsor our newsletter.
- Bridport Round Table gave us a shed for storage of equipment.
- The Lions Club started the fund to buy apple juicing equipment (in 2011) and gave a further grant for planting trees on Jubilee Green, in Park Road, in 2012.
- Waitrose has also supported us as one of their community groups, and raised money to help buy our apple juicing equipment.
- Jewsons gave us timber for the pond dipping platform.

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Many local businesses give us their products for Apple Day, which enables us to raise funds to support our work all year. We are most grateful.
Thanks to:
  • Clippers for beverages
  • Forest Preserves for chutneys
  • Moore’s for flapjacks
  • Denhay and Ford Farms for cheese
  • Leakers Bakery for bread
  • Local cider makers - West Milton, Bettiscombe, and Dorset Nectar
  • Bridge Farm gave us cider for wassailing in January 2011
  • No. 10 Café and Dorset Wildlife Trust for use of marquees
  • Apples were given by Elwell Fruit Farm and the Warners in North Chideock, The Walled Garden, Little Bredy, Sidney Gale House and Bob Gillis (Town Clerk).
  • Wyld Morris Dancers entertain us all at events.
And to
  • Treewise for orchard care and apple advice, Apple Day and inspiration
  • The George in South Street for free use of a room for committee meetings
  • Footeprints for all our printing
  • Bridport Arts Centre for hosting our AGM
  • St Mary’s Church for the use of Church House
  • The local press for publicity (newspapers and magazines)
  • Carl Stoodley at Forest & Tree care, for trees and advice for Jubilee Green
  • Students of Sir John Colfox School, Asaf Tolkovsky and Mace Bryant - for designing and providing the wooden benches
  • Dorset Wildlife Trust - for assisting in a biodiversity survey
  • Harry Britton - for providing a report on Orchard wildlife
  • Pete Millson - for permission to use his images
  • Colin Crabb - Vertiworks, Bridport, for the Jubilee Green noticeboard
  • Nick Meech - for the wooden noticeboard in the Orchard
  • Restore, Oxford - for the engraved wooden tree labels.
🌟 and thanks to all BCOG’s volunteers, who continue to give so unstintingly of their time and effort.