Bespoke sponsors of Friends of Marple Memorial Park
Bespoke Sponsors are businesses who have come up with a unique way of supporting Friends of the Park that suits their special skills or circumstances. This doesn't have to cost a great deal of money but can involve commitment of time, resources, specialist skills and enthusiasm in varying measures. Thank you very much to our "Bespoke Sponsors"!
Benji's Pet Food and Accessories on Market Street
A huge thank you to Sonia Whittaker at Benji's Pet Food and Accessories for a surprise donation of £90 via our Local Giving page.
Sonia has been collecting customers' loose change plus receipts from the sale of carrier bags for Friends of Marple Memorial Park since early in the first lockdown. We've popped in to say thank you and will soon be furnishing Sonia with one of our collection boxes to help her continue supporting Friends of the Park.
Your Local Shop on Church Lane
A very big thank you to Kash Malik at Your Local Shop on Church Lane Marple for taking a Friends of Marple Memorial Park collection box in November 2020. The most recent box was swapped out in late August 2021 and provided £31.28 in donations for the park from shop customers.
Community Convenience Store on Stockport Road
Go Local - Marple News run by Dharmesh and Nidhi Patel had a major refurbishment during the summer of 2020 and they held a Grand Opening Day on Saturday 18 July to relaunch the new shop. Dharmesh and Nedhi have been regular supporters of our Annual Family Treasure Hunt and it was thanks to this that they chose Friends of the Park to be the beneficiary of their raffle.
Sarah Laker at Marple Stationery Supplies has been a regular supporter of Friends of the Park for many years. From help with our printing to sponsoring trophies at our Skatepark Event, from supporting our Treasure Hunts, to donating tombola prizes at Carnivals and Food Festivals.
Sarah was also a big help with our Pavilion Art Project in 2020, giving us a local pick-up point for artists to collect templates and to drop-off their designs, and in the same year chose us to be the beneficiary of her 2021 Marple calendar.
Julian Wadden is the estate agents on the Hollins - just around the corner to the entrance of the park.
Their Marple Branch has worked with us to organise a Family Treasure Hunt in the park since they first had the idea in 2015. The event has grown in popularity each year since it began, raising £402 in 2015, £941 in 2016, £1,450 in 2017, £2,154 in 2018 and £2,807 in 2019 - a grand total of £7,644 to date.