The Gardening Committee at Ferndown’s Royal British Legion has been donated £100 worth of vouchers to buy plants and products for the war memorial garden located outside the Church Road hall. Simon Morris, General Manager of Haskins Garden Centre and Outdoor Manager Kevin Holmes presented the gift vouchers to Ferndown RBL’s Chairman Pat Birch after a request was made to Haskins by garden committee members Grant Parrot, Pat and Johnny Sturman.
Simon Morris said that he was delighted to support the club’s ambition to enhance the memorial garden where 48 service personnel are listed from the First World War and 25 from the Second World War are honoured. John Thornton, the former pupil at Ferndown Upper School who was killed in Southern Afghanistan in March 2008 whilst serving as a Royal Marine Officer is also honoured.
“We look forward to seeing the replanted garden in a few months’ time,” said Simon Morris. “It could be a contender for a Ferndown In Bloom competition category.”