A GENEROUS housebuilder has donated £850 to help organisers stage the first ever Hampton Flower Show.
The inaugural event will take place on Sunday, September 30 on the new village green on Pershore Road to help bring the community together in the rapidly expanding village.
Bellway, who are building homes on Pershore Road, have donated £850 to the show’s organising committee to cover the cost of the tea tent for the event.
Ged Bearcroft, chairman of the organising committee, said: “It was a brain wave I had when I was driving home from a council meeting. The community here is growing and because of that we have a new village green. I thought a flower show would be a great way to bring people together.
“As this is the first show, there are a lot of initial set-up costs. We have been lucky to be supported by local businesses, the town and district councils and John Martin’s Charity.
“We’re still looking for volunteers to help on the day and would like to encourage as many people as possible to enter the show. It doesn’t matter what ability level you are, it’s about everyone taking part.”
Regional Sales Manager for Bellway, Jane Yolland, said: “When we heard the flower show was taking place we were keen to get involved, especially as it will be held outside our development. It’s an imaginative way to bring together the new community that is forming here and the residents who have lived in the area much longer.
“This kind of community spirit typifies life in Evesham. The volunteers are working hard to make the event a success. We are looking forward to seeing the displays on the day and hope many of our customers will be taking part.”