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Yorkshire in Bloom’s new sponsor will encourage young people to blossom

 

 

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                      Yorkshire in Bloom - part of

     the Royal Horticultural Society ’s Britain in Bloom campaign  

 

 

Press Release

21st April 2011

Yorkshire in Bloom’s new sponsor will encourage young people to blossom

Yorkshire in Bloom has announced that the North of England Horticultural Society. (NEHS) will be sponsoring its Young Peoples Award for the next three years.

The Young People’s Award is a special category within the regional ‘In Bloom’campaign, and it aims to encourage children and young adults to take part in growing flowers, vegetables and trees to enhance their local environment, whether at home, in school, or as part of a community project.

Chair of Yorkshire in Bloom Chris Beard explained more: “The North of England Horticultural Society celebrates its Centenary this year and over the past twenty or so years has supported horticultural education and training through funding grants to trainees.

“The sponsorship of the ‘Harrogate Flower Shows Young People's Award’ in theYorkshire in Bloom competition is another example of its commitment to encouraging young people to get involved and understand the benefits of growing food, as well as the many other aspects of enhancing their environment through planting flowers,

shrubs and trees for the benefit of wildlife and their community.”

Sarah Jackson, Marketing and PR Officer for NEHS, said: “The North of EnglandHorticultural Society is a leading gardening charity supporting horticulture in the north of England and organiser of the prestigious Harrogate Spring and Autumn FlowerShows at the Great Yorkshire Showground. All profits from the shows are returned to the charity and used to promote and support horticulture in the north.

“The NEHS is very pleased to be sponsoring the Yorkshire in Bloom 'Young People'sAward'. Encouraging horticulture amongst young people is vital to the continued growth and success of the industry and the North of England Horticultural Society is proud to be part of these awards. For further information on the NEHS and theHarrogate Flower Shows please visit, www.flowershow.org.uk.” 
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