Specialist in agricultural, garden and equestrian supplies, together with tools, equipment and country clothing, Devon-based Mole Avon has taken delivery of 22 pallets of Growise and Vital Earth growing media, its prize in a competition run by the leaders in peat reduction, Bord na M?na UK.? ?And?, says Steven Broom, Store Development Manager and Gardening Buyer for Mole Avon, ?We?ve decided to share our good fortune by donating 50% of sales from the prize to local charity Hospiscare.?? The competition was run by Bord na M?na from its stand at GLEE last year.
From its three retail outlets, the Town & Country Stores at Station Yard in Axminster, Mill Street in Crediton and Exeter Road in Okehampton, Mole Avon will be selling the prize in a series of special offers – 56L Multi-Purpose Compost ? 3 for ?12, 50L Organic Garden Compost ? 4 for ?10, Growing Bag ? ?2.50 and 100L Landscape Mini Chip Bark ? at ?6.95 ? while stocks last.
Competition entrants were asked to guess the tonnage of garden waste used in one year to make its peat-free and peat-reduced growing media and soil improvers and the 1200 bags of product were won by Paul Leach, Retail Sales Manager of the
Crediton branch.? His colleague, Steven explained, ?We raised over ?46,000 for Hospiscare as part of our Ruby Appeal, to celebrate 40 years as a limited company and it would be great to add to that total?.
Pictured with some of the compost are from left to right: Jason Pike, National Sales Manager and Claire Ball, Business Development Manager of Bord Na M?na UK, Paul Leach, Retail Sales Manager from Mole Avon, Richard Cousins, Hospiscare Corporate Relationships Manager and Wendy Stevens, Store Manager from Mole Avon.
Bord na M?na UK trades peat?reduced Growise and peat-free Vital Earth through garden centres nationally and is the largest own brand supplier of compost and bark in the UK.? It is part of the Bord na M?na plc, which specialises in eco-fuels, growing media, recycling, resource recovery and renewable energy.
Hospiscare needs to raise more than ?4m each year to provide free of charge services to people with life-limiting illnesses in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.