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Newbury College put prize to good use!

After winning the "Best in Schools" category of Newbury In Bloom last year staff and students of Newbury College have not been sitting back and relaxing. 

Rivar Sand and Gravel sponsor the Schools category of the Newbury competition and we were very happy to present the winners with their certificate, award and £100 gift voucher to use at any of our depots. 

We have recently had an update from the College - 

"The garden at Newbury College does not have a budget and relies on donations from staff and the occasional cake sale to raise funds. Your sponsorship has meant we were able to purchase compost to fill two new raised beds. This project would not have been possible without the voucher. It has meant our Foundation students will be able to plant this spring and they are already very excited about their new beds.

I have attached a couple of photos and thank you again for your support, it is really appreciated by all the staff and students at Newbury College"

It sounds like they have been really busy planning and getting ready to plant as soon as the weather allows, Josiah shown in the photos here is a student on the Connect Course at Newbury College, having projects like this accessible to all students and staff is something we really love to support and seeing pictures of everyone being outside enjoying working in their gardens really makes our day!

Budget is a common factor in many garden projects but by propagating existing plants of friends and family and upcycling containers you can soon create your own garden oasis and we can't wait to see the the College has planned for this year!  

Locations we cover:

(From our Hare Hatch Depot:) Reading, Twyford, Henley, Peppard, Kidmore End, Sonning Common, Shiplake, Wargrave, Sonning, Maidenhead, Marlow, Holyport, Windsor, Bray, Binfield

(From our Thatcham Depot:) Pangbourne, Theale, Bradfield, Padworth, Beenham, Aldermaston, Woolhampton, Bucklebury, Newbury, Thatcham, Hungerford, Kintbury

(From our Tadley Depot:) Basingstoke, Tadley, Oakley, Baughurst, Chineham, Hook, Kingsclere, Headley, Yateley, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Basing, Wasing, Whitchurch, Overton, Litchfield

and everywhere in between...