Charity and Supporters

Open Gardens in Marple is raising funds for Cancer Research UK

ogim logo smlAbout the Charity

Cancer Research UK is a cancer research and awareness charity in the United Kingdom and Isle of Man, formed on 4 February 2002 by the merger of The Cancer Research Campaign and the Imperial Cancer Research Fund. Its aim is to reduce the number of deaths from cancer.

As the world's largest independent cancer research charity it conducts research into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Research activities are carried out in institutes, universities and hospitals across the UK, both by the charity's own employees and by its grant-funded researchers. It also provides information about cancer and runs campaigns aimed at raising awareness of the disease and influencing public policy.

Cancer Research UK's work is almost entirely funded by the public. It raises money through donations, legacies, community fundraising, events like Open Gardens in Marple, retail and corporate partnerships. Over 40,000 people are regular volunteers.

About the supporters of Open Gardens in Marple

Marple Area Committee: £700 of Area Flexibility Funding

In January 2018 Marple's Area Committee, comprising of the 6 Ward Councillors for Marple North and Marple South and High Lane, awarded the organisers of Open Gardens in Marple £700 toward the cost of putting on the event - for posters, publicity banners and the like.

Area Committee Meetings are a great opportunity for local people to enage with the councillors they elected to represent them. Marple Area Committee Meetings are held generally once a month and usually at Marple Senior Citizens' Hall in the centre of the town. To learn more visit the Area Committee page on the Marple Website.

Marple Area Committee

The Marple Website: tickets sponsor and free web pages

The Marple Website

The Marple Website is the community web site for Marple in Stockort UK. It was started in 1998 to provide useful information for local people and potential visitors and to contribute to the fantastic community spirit that abounds in this small canal town on the edge of the peaks. It continues to do this with regular updates and lots of interaction with the local community. Up to Christmas 2017 the Marple Website has donated over £11,300 to local causes.

For Open Gardens in Marple, the Marple Website is sponsor of the printed tickets and has paid all costs associated with their production, totalling £155. The Open Gardens pages on this web site are also provided completely free of charge.

E Smith and Son NurserymenE Smith & Son Nurserymen: supplier of plants

E. Smith and Son Nurserymen is a supplier of wholesale bedding plants, container plants and pot plants for wholesale and landscapers.

Established in 1959, they still remain a family business and were RHS Medal Winners every year from 2002 to 2009 at Tatton Park, Cheshire.

For Open Gardens in Marple E. Smith & Son have grown and supplied plants in the Cancer Research UK colours at very generous prices.

Wright Hire: transportation of plants

Wright Hire is Marple's "One-Stop-Hire-Shop" for equipment hire of just about anything you could need, large or small. Established in 1978, they operate from the trading estate behind the Goyt Mill.

For Open Gardens in Marple, Wright Hire is providing transportation for our plant sales at the Railway pub, Marple Carnival and at the Cancer Research UK shop on Market Street.

Wright Hire of Marple

Beddard Roofing: sponsorship

Beddard Roofing

Beddard Roofing is an experienced roofing company based in Marple Bridge that provides a wide range of roofing maintenance service packages as well as new roofs, roof replacements, loft conversions and all associated services in the Marple and Stockport areas.

For Open Gardens in Marple Beddard Roofing has pledged £200 of sponsorship toward the event's set-up and running costs. They have also organised a publicity banner for the event at the Windsor Castle Pub.

Edward MellorEdward Mellor: sponsorship

Edward Mellor Estate Agents have been selling property across Tameside, Stockport and Manchester for over 30 years! They have a local branch in Marple Town Centre covering Compstall, High Lane, Marple, Marple Bridge, Mellor and New Mills.

For Open Gardens in Marple Edward Mellor has contributed £150 towards the event's set-up and running cost.

Lawler & CoLawler & Co: sponsorship

Lawler & Co. are a bespoke independent estate agency with prominent branches located in Marple, Hazel Grove and Poynton.

For Open Gardens in Marple Lawler & Co. has pledged £135 towards the event's set-up and running cost.

Other businesses / organisations supporting Open Gardens in Marple:

Stephensons Catering Equipment Suppliers of Stockport - truggs in CRUK colours.

HB Printing in Goyt Mill, Marple - printing of tickets, posters, leaflets and banners.

Inkbox on Derbyway, Marple - printing of stickers.

Marple Wyevale Garden Centre - for their enthusiastic support of our community event!

Littlewood's Butchers - Ticket sales.

The Salon of Marple at Rose Hill - Ticket sales, raffle prize and great support.

The Cheshire Hair Lounge on Stockport Road - Raffle prizes.

Marple Spar at Rose Hill - Raffle prize.

Ring o' Bells on Church Lane - Raffle prize.

The Navigation at Lock 13 - Raffle prize.

Myers Tree Care - Erection of banner on Market Street.

Julian Wadden Estate Agents - Loan of a gazebo for the park.

Brabyns Preparatory School - Sale of flags.

All Saints' Primary School - Sale of flags.