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£10,000 secured to help make Beechwood blossom

posted 19 Jun 2014, 14:30 by Beechwood Huddersfield   [ updated 25 Jun 2014, 11:14 ]
Sale of surplus Yorkshire flag stones has brought in a much-need needed boost to garden project funds 

Stacked pile of flag stonesCo-ordinated by local not-for-profit organisation Environment Alliance, local stone merchants Burnley Stone and Slate Ltd. and KGS Stone Ltd. came in to lift and stack over 300 metres squared of the high quality dressed Yorkshire stone for reuse on other projects.

Sale of the majority of the stone to Burnley Stone and Slate Ltd. brought in £7,800 for the garden project, while the rest of stone was snapped up by KGS Stone Ltd. for £2,200.

Flag stones on a pallet

Gemma McCorkindale, co-ordinator of the garden project at Beechwood, was full of praise for the hard working crews, "The guys who've lifted the stone have worked incredibly hard - it was lifted in just a few days."

"I can't quite believe we've now got around £10,000 to kick-start transforming our garden project", said Gemma.

Mr Graham Shelton of KGS Stone was so keen to help with the Making Beechwood Blossom project that he provided machinery and labour over two days, to undertake some much needed landscaping. It's with the assistance and generosity of companies such as these that we are able to provide much needed leisure space for residents, whilst on a tight budget.