Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Double award success for hospice gardening team

The team in charge of keeping the grounds of St Catherine’s looking beautiful all year round have been rewarded for their efforts with two prestigious awards.

St Catherine’s Park won gold in the Farington and Lostock Hall In Bloom award Business Category and also landed first place in the South Ribble in Bloom competition, again in the Business Category.

Gardening volunteer Charles Cottle attended the South Ribble in Bloom awards ceremony at Leyland’s Civic Centre and accepted the prize on behalf of the charity.

Charles is one of a team of dedicated volunteers who give their time to help hospice groundsman Mick Langtree in maintaining the park.

Steve Webster, maintenance manager at St Catherine’s, said: “Mick and the team should be extremely proud of themselves – to receive recognition in not just one, but two, awards is fantastic.

“We know how valued the grounds are by our patients, staff, visitors and volunteers and we’re extremely grateful to the volunteers who work so hard to keep them looking their best in all seasons.”

St Catherine’s will now go through to the North West in Bloom awards next year.