Ongar in Bloom is an entirely voluntary body and it is self-funding. The major annual expenses are plants, compost and fertiliser for the railing planters and other containers, insurance cover for the volunteers and entry fees for the Britain in Bloom competition. We are grateful for the past support from Epping Forest District Council, Ongar Town Council, June Giles & friends, local organisations and businesses that have helped to cover these costs.
To make future improvements, Ongar in Bloom has to raise some extra money. We have been pleased to receive an award from the Epping Forest Town and Villages Opportunity Fund, which will enable us to make a start. But to buy all the new planters, sustainable plants, compost and fertiliser to achieve all our objectives, we need your help! Please contact us if you would like to either help with fund-raising activities or make a cash donation. There are also opportunities to sponsor specific projects, or adopt a planter.
Just £5 a year helps to buy flowers and plants
DONATE ONLINE Localgiving.com
Donating via the Local Giving website allows Ongar in Bloom to claim back Gift Aid, making your donation more valuable. Thank you
or WRITE A CHEQUE
Send a cheque made payable to 'Ongar in Bloom' to:
Sheila Melvin OIB Friends Sec., 101, Longfields, Ongar, CM5 9DE 01277 362037 Thank you
RHS Britain in Bloom is the UK's largest horticultural campaign
More than 1,600 cities, towns, villages and urban communities take part each year to show off their achievements in environmental responsibility, community participation and, of course, horticultural achievement.
Ongar in Bloom takes part in our regional campaign, Anglia in Bloom. If we do well at this level may then we will be selected to take part in the UK Finals, which are organised by the RHS.
Britain in Bloom: transforming local communities highlights the benefits.
Ongar in Bloom New rowan tree 2016 ↑
Ongar in Bloom for a cleaner, greener town. Email us