Chancerygate and Triton Construction have made a £2,000 donation to Crosstown Community Orchard in Knutsford to help purchase new equipment to support the orchard’s educational workshops.
The two companies are currently working together to deliver phase two of the £33m, 207,000 sq ft Novus business park on Knutsford’s Parkgate Industrial Estate,
The money will enable the volunteers to purchase new equipment and host horticultural-themed workshops for people of all ages within the community, such as how to grow produce and build bird houses.
Crosstown Community Orchard is located just half-a-mile from the Novus development on Mobberley Road. It is Knutsford’s first community orchard, and the first 38 fruit trees were planted in February 2021.
Commenting on the donation, Chair of the Crosstown Community Orchard, Adam Keppel-Green, said: “We were delighted when we were offered this great donation, which will help us bring the community into the orchard for interactive workshops and teach us all new skills.”
Since its official launch in August 2021, volunteers of the orchard have been working towards its objectives of educating the community on the benefits of conservation and horticulture.
Chancerygate development manager, Chris Brown, said: “Crosstown Community Orchard is a brilliant local initiative which is so involved in bringing educational projects to the residents of all ages in Knutsford.
“It is a pleasure to support the orchard on its plans to host horticultural workshops and look forward to seeing the local community make use of the orchard and its educational resources this summer.”
Triton Construction business development director, Philip Dyer, said: “We are thrilled to be able to extend our reach into the local communities we work within. We are delighted to have been able to work with Chancerygate and the Crosstown Community Orchard to help fund the provision of valuable education, wellbeing and community space for all to enjoy”