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CharityCharity springs into action to raise funds for disadvantage families

Charity springs into action to raise funds for disadvantage families

Whether you’re looking to brighten up your balcony or colour-coordinate your courtyard, head on down to the Mellor Country House (MCH) charity plant sale.

Nestled in three acres of gardens and woodland in the Stockport village of Mellor, is the Mellor Country House – a UK charity that has been changing lives since its 19th century inception, by providing much needed respite for disadvantaged families, elderly visitors, carers, groups and individuals from areas in Stockport, Manchester and Salford.

Every year, this small self-funded charity, which relies solely on a committee of volunteers, hosts its popular plant sale within the grounds of the beautiful Edwardian building.

This year’s annual event is being held on the weekend of May 18 and 19, from 10am – 4pm – a weekend set to burst with floral offerings, beautiful plants and an array of show-stopping hanging baskets.

All plants are priced between £2 – £3, with hanging baskets starting at £14.

There are also light refreshments on sale including the MCH famous cream teas, home baked treats and delicious bacon butties, along with the chance to buy tickets for the Spring raffle. Winners will be drawn on May 20 and all proceeds raised go to MCH.

Katie Clark, volunteer for Mellor Country House, said: “The annual plant sale is an important fund-raising event for MCH, and like many other charities, we’re working very hard to fundraise during difficult times whilst ensuring our guests can purchase quality items at an affordable price.

“Our fundraising activities ensure that we can continue to provide short self-catering breaks to those who otherwise wouldn’t get any respite from the hardships of their day-to-day lives. The escape we provide has literally been lifesaving to some individuals, and without the much-needed funds required to keep the charity’s head above water, we wouldn’t be able to continue to help people in dire need of a break.”

Plants can also be pre-ordered here with online ordering open until May 13.

The charity is also calling green-fingered locals and those with a little spare time on their hands to become Friends of Mellor Country House and assist with gardening and general exterior maintenance of the grounds of the home. For more information on becoming a Friend or for details on upcoming activities please contact [email protected] for further assistance.


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