A "thank you" to our sponsors

Bridport Community Orchard Group benefits from enormous support from many local people, businesses and organisations, and we should like to thank them.

  • First, and most important, to the staff of Bridport Town Council for their invaluable contribution to this joint project.
  • The Town Clerk, Bob Gillis, always gives wise advice and support.
  • Daryl Chambers is unfailingly helpful. Apple Day would be impossible without his team, who also cut the grass in the orchard. We couldn’t manage without them.
  • Linda Bullock most generously gave us a set of display boards.
    • Groves Nurseries continue to generously sponsor our newsletter, and attend Apple Day.
    • 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.


    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.

    Thanks 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
    • Carolyn Brightwater for leading the allotment gardening club
    • 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 Bio-diversity 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 generously of their time and effort.

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