Rochdale Township are going for Gold in this year’s Britain in Bloom Awards and hoping to go one step further and win their category in the North West In Bloom Awards.
The current champions are Bury so there’s no motivation needed to make sure Rochdale looks it’s best and Rochdale AFC and Rochdale Hornets are delighted to be joining forces and getting involved in this year’s entry.
Rochdale In Bloom Vice Chairman and Dale season ticket holder, Roy Down contacted both clubs about getting involved as the judges pass along Sandy Lane. The raised land along Sandy Lane adjacent to the Crown Oil Arena becomes overgrown with weeds in the summer time and presents a great opportunity to tidy up this space and create an attractive feature and improve the local environment.
Ground staff at the Crown Oil Arena will be clearing the land over the next week and we will be holding a Planting Event on Saturday 24th June to create our very own Wonder Wall! (Please note: The Planting Event takes place the same day as the Comic Con 2017 which is being held at the Crown Oil Arena from 10am – 5pm – for tickets visit: www.dale-con.co.uk and remember to use discount code RAFCSEASONTICKET to save 20%).
Darth Vader has agreed to help with some planting and we are appealing for VOLUNTEERS to help our groundstaff clear the land. We're also looking for DONATIONS of the following flowers for the planting display:
•Lobellia (ideal for hanging)
All donated flowers should be kept to the colour scheme of blue, white and red. Please bring your flower donations along on Saturday 24th June and hand these in to our In Bloom volunteers at the planting site.
Any volunteers who would like to help with the weeding / planting should contact Frances Fielding on Tel: 01706 753581 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org . All volunteers / donators will receive a free match ticket to a football or rugby game of choice and will also be helping Rochdale Township compete for Gold in the 2017 In Bloom entry.
The Wonder Wall project at the Crown Oil Arena will be judged in its own right, as a community project. No other EFL / Rugby club is represented, so it is a real first for Rochdale.
We hope you can help and get involved!