AND THE WINNERS OF THE GARDEN FURNITURE CENTRE TREE BENCH COMPETITION ARE …
Fairfields School winners of The Garden Furniture Centre Tree Bench Competition
Just take a look at all the happy faces when we presented the fabulous teak tree bench …
Fairfields School is a lovely 100-place Primary Special School who take children between the ages of 3 and 11 with severe or profound learning difficulties, communication and physical difficulties.
“The Garden Furniture Centre Tree Bench Competition couldn’t have gone to a nicer organisation – we hope you enjoy the bench for years to come.”
Jon Haimes – The Garden Furniture Centre.
They also have classes for pupils on the autistic spectrum. Some children may also have multi-sensory impairment and complex medical difficulties.
Fairfields are going to celebrate winning this great Competition from The Garden Furniture Centre by planting a tree to accommodate the wonderful teak bench …
Corallie Murray, the Head Teacher at Fairfields School said,
Corallie Murray Head Teacher at Fairfields School, Northants
“We were thrilled when we won the tree bench competition and very grateful, as it now means we have somewhere to sit and remember quietly some of the wonderful children we have had the good fortune to teach at Fairfields. We have asked the children what tree they would like to plant in the centre of the bench and we will plant it soon. The bench will give pupils and staff much pleasure for years to come.”
The Garden Furniture Centre run many competitions across the UK with some fabulous prizes on offer – subscribe to our blog for details and how to enter.
The Garden Furniture Centre – Pleased To Be Helping The Local Community.
All of your entries are much appreciated but some have really stood out so far. Here are a few that we’ve received to date:
“I would love to win this for Frith Wood School in North Wood as my brother in law was the school caretaker there until he passed away suddenly 12 weeks ago aged 41. My sister is still working at the school as a nursery teacher and there son Zac attends the school. It’s been such a terrible time for my sister and the children and the school have been fantastic to my sister my brother in law is missed every day and this bench could be a memorial in some way at the school so mark can be remembered x”. N. Chapman
“Pennyman Primary School Middlesbrough where my children attend could do with outdoor seating to benefit the children as well as the parents who have to stand for a considerable amount of time most days. The tree in the middle is also a great idea for teaching the children about nature and season changing.” C.Stephens.
“Sandown Primary School, Deal, Kent . My granddaughter who is 5 attends here and would b lovely for her and her friends to sit and chat during lunch break if they get warn out from all there running around.” S.Bourner.
“I would like to nominate my daughters school Thorndown Primary School in St Ives, Cambs. They do so much for the children and are a very ‘outdoory’ school. The children have to have wellies left at school and go outside to play whether its sunny, rainy, snowy, muddy!! They have vegetable patches and everything is geared toward making friends and working together, so I know would put this fabulous seat to great use with the children.” K.Hooper.
“I would like to nominate my son Robbie’s special needs school (Fairfields School Northampton). The front garden is home to many small trees planted for students who’s lives sadly ended too soon and it would be lovely to have this beautiful bench for friends and parents to sit on and remember these wonderful young people who have touched many of our lives. A link to info about the school: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/fairfields/ Thanks for the chance to give something back to this school who has provided so much care and support to so many families, including ours!” S.Johnson.
“Lancing Sensory Garden Project is an up and coming project in my village where locals are rallying round to develop a community space.” R. Mounteney.
“My grandad, who has recntly lost most of his mobility, however he still enjoys sitting in his garden, so this would be fab for him.” J.Peek.
“My nomination would be Knighton Park Gardening Club, as a small group of volunteers in 2007 we set about creating a sensory garden for the enjoyment of the people of Leicester. Almost everything used in the garden has been recycled and ingeniously refashioned. The majority of plants and shrubs have been donated or propogated by ourselves. Bought fruit trees are local heritage varieties and sourced locally. We also grow many herbs and seasonal vegetables for children to sample and learn about. Once a week young disabled adults spend a day with us, gaining experience and new skills in the garden.
This splendid seat would enhance and benefit our little haven of tranquility and be well used by our varied and many visitors. www.knightonparkgardeningclub.com.” J.Park
“Second Chance Animal Rescue at Crockenhill Kent. This Animal Sanctuary (Charity ID:55259) was hit by vandals last year – they had animal housing wrecked and animals were hurt and/or went missing. They do a terrific job in rescuing and caring for a range of animals and it would be lovely to win something so beautiful for them. This bench would be a lovely feature and I’m sure they’d find a suitable place for it for maximum enjoyment. They try to find forever homes for animals where possible but every fit and healthy creature is welcome to live out its days with them if a permanent home cannot be found; they operate a policy that will never euthanise a healthy animal and even with their limited funds provide first class vet care for every animal. Anything that could make life less of a struggle for them would be brilliant and if people could sit on this bench to watch and talk about how well, for example, species interact, it could help promote their good work and benefit the animals in a lot of ways too. Thank you for considering Second Chance as my nomination”. D.Brown
There have been hundreds of very worthy causes and we’ve only listed a few above.
I’m happy to announce that we’ve decided on the winner of the Tree Bench prize draw. There were hundreds of great entries and many schools, communities and garden projects that could have easily been chosen; but there’s only one prize. The winning entry:
Steve Johson said “I would like to nominate my son Robbie’s special needs school (Fairfields School Northampton). The front garden is home to many small trees planted for students who’s lives sadly ended too soon and it would be lovely to have this beautiful bench for friends and parents to sit on and remember these wonderful young people who have touched many of our lives. A link to info about the school: http://atschool.eduweb.co.uk/fairfields/ .
Thanks for the chance to give something back to this school who has provided so much care and support to so many families, including ours!”
Help me by leaving your comments below so we can congratulate Steve and the Fairfields School.
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With your help we will donate this high quality Tree Bench worth £1200 for the benefit of your local community.
Here’s your chance to create a new meeting place for your community with this beautiful wooden Tree Bench. Help your local school, boost a community garden project, enhance your village green or give a small park a new lease of life. The tree bench seats many and is a great prize for a great cause – you just need to let us know about it.
How to Enter the Competition
Entry is really easy. Here’s what to do to have your chance to win:
1. Simply share this post and competition details with your family, friends and colleagues (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Google+1) and…
2. Complete the form below including where you’d like it to be used and why you’d like to win the tree bench. We will then confirm your entry and provide you with competition updates & occasional product offers from our web store.
As an example you might want to help a local school that could really do with some more outdoor seating – All you need to do is nominate the school and tell us why you’d like the tree bench donated to them. Simple.
Complete all the boxes in the form below now and check your spam/junk folder, just in case, for our reply and your entry confirmation…
The Winner – A Few Rules
All individual entries are accepted with a view to the prize being donated to the benefit of a community where it can be enjoyed by many. Examples include schools, charity causes, community gardens, local community projects and others at the discretion of The Garden Furniture Centre Ltd. It is not intended for use in private gardens.
The winner will be chosen by us based on their form entry that includes a contactable email address and the details of the proposed community or good cause that is being nominated for the prize.
We will endeavour to deliver the Tree Bench, which includes delivery, to an agreed standard UK mainland address as arranged in advance with the winner. Minimum age for entry is 18.
The competition is planned to run until 28th February 2013 and we reserve the right to end the competition at any time.
Automated sign-ups or clicks will not be accepted and we will reject any suspicious entries. This competition is not associated with any other company.
Please include a current email address above, one that you check regularly, so we can contact you if you’re a winner.
The winner will be notified via the email list entry and must claim the prize within 30 days.
There’s no cash alternative – it’s a fun competition!
With Christmas coming up fast we’d like to offer you the opportunity of to win a £100 voucher to spend on anything you like at The Garden Furniture Centre Ltd store or showroom.
We have over 2000 garden furniture products including, patio heaters, garden lighting, dog beds, children’s balance bikes and many more accessories – So don’t worry you’ll find something great if you enter and win!
If you’re a winner you can spend the voucher before Christmas or in the New Year in January – it’s up to you.
Are you in? See the details below now…
How to Enter the Christmas Prize Draw
It’s really easy to enter our Christmas competition and being able to choose your favourite gift makes it even better. Here’s what you need to do to get your opportunity to win:
1. Fill in the form below with your name + email address (we need this to contact you)…