Tesco Bags of Help : Laighhills Community Orchard seeks your Votes

Free Fruit for Families, Laighhills Community Orchard

The Laighhills community orchard contains more than 250 fruit trees with many varieties of tasty apples, pears, plums, cherries and damsons and is one of the largest community orchards in the area. 

The varieties include everything from Stirling Castle and Lass O’ Gowrie apples to Crawford pears and Jubilee plums.

Planted by local volunteers nearly five years ago, the trees are now beginning to mature and produce fruit which will be free for anyone to pick and eat.  

Our orchard project has now been shortlisted for a Tesco Bags of Help grant and will be one of the three projects up for voting in Tesco Dunblane and Tesco Callander from early April until 30th June.

Our application is called 'Free Fruit for Families' as we hope this is what the orchard will provide, in addition to benefits for wildlife.

The project with the highest number of votes at the end of June will receive £1,500; the second £1,000 and the third £500. 

We need funds to pay for orchard management training sessions for local volunteers, tools, information panels and maybe events too. 

So please consider voting for the orchard project with one of the tokens you get when you shop in Tesco.  

Meantime do visit the orchard and enjoy the spring blossoms which should be coming out soon!

 

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