Plant shows how happy invite made us feel
BOSSES at Cardwell Garden Centre were tickled pink when they were invited to visit Gibshill Children’s Centre.
So much so, they donated a plant called Tickled Pink along with bags of compost and packets of seeds for the kids’ garden area.
Cardwell had been asked along to a special presentation event so children’s centre staff and the youngsters could thank everyone who had rallied round to help after vandals had wrecked their garden.
When Cardwell heard about the destruction to the kids’ garden and play area, last November, they immediately donated children’s tables, chairs and parasols, a wooden growhouse, wheelbarrows and a garden bin.
Now Cardwell’s retail general manager, Paul Carmichael has been presented with a glass vase with a design especially painted by four-year-old Kaci McCartney and a bunch of flowers.
Paul said: “Like most people we were shocked at the vandalism to the children’s centre garden and play area and we had no hesitation in helping out.
“It was really nice to be asked back and officially thanked with a presentation of the vase and flowers. And of course, when you visit someone, it’s always nice to take them a gift and we thought our Tickled Pink flowering plant was very apt.”