News and Projects that the Trust Has Funded
Kingspan Helps Leominster Bloom
Leominster is looking blooming marvellous following the recent funding from the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust which has been used to plant a nutgrove and flowerbeds.
Leominster in Bloom is run by a group of volunteers with the aim of making Leominster a more pleasant place to live. As part of this desire they put forward an application to the Kingspan Insulation Community Trust to enable them to encourage biodiversity in the area through the planting of trees and flowers.
John Garbutt Chairman of the Trust said “We were delighted to be able to help Leominster in Bloom by providing funding for the planting of a nutgrove and flowerbeds. Encouraging biodiversity is one of the Trusts aims and great thought was given to the chosen plants to ensure maximum benefit to wildlife.”
Gill Ding, a member of Leominster in Bloom and organiser of this project, commented “We were lucky enough to receive nearly £5,000 from the Kingspan Insulation Community trust which we have put to good use in not only encouraging biodiversity in the Parish but has also brought the community together by getting different groups involved with the planting.”
“This involvement has helped give people a sense of pride in the area they live, and will hopefully encourage similar activities in the future.”
The money was used to buy the necessary planting equipment to create and maintain a grove of native nut trees at the Sydonia Park area, and the beds were specifically designed to be planted at the welcome points to the town. Local children were invited to help with the design and layout to create a pleasant parkland to walk through and sit in. Many flower beds have also been created throughout the parish where specially selected species of plants were chosen for the many benefits they offer.