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"!
Established in 1989, the McInnes Partnership on the corner of Church Lane and Derby Street has an all-female team of experienced and qualified chartered certified accountants. They offer a range of accountancy and taxation services whether for personal or business needs. Every year since 2004 The McInnes Partnership has examined and signed off the Friends of Marple Memorial Park accounts free of charge. That's an amazing 20 years of free professional services provided to the community!
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.
Your Local Shop on Church Lane
A very big thank you to Kash Malik at Your Local Shop on Church Lane Marple for supporting Friends of Marple Memorial Park with a collection box since November 2020. The most recent box was emptied in early February 2024 and provided £26.80 in donations for the park from shop customers. Kash has now raised £154.30 for the park in this way.
Benji's Pet Food and Accessories on Market Street
A huge thank you to Sonia Whittaker at Benji's Pet Food and Accessories for supporting Friends of Marple Memorial Park.
Sonia began with a surprise donation of £90 via our Local Giving page in October 2021. It turned out she had been collecting customers' loose change plus receipts from the sale of carrier bags for the group since early in the first lockdown. Sonia continues to do this and her most recent donation was an amazing £198.57 in July 2023. Just fantastic support for Friends of the Park.
Thank you to Shelby Landscapes Ltd
Marple based Shelby Landscapes Ltd has supported our Family Treasure Hunt for the last two years as a MEGA Sponsor and in 2023 they added the exciting bonus offer of a day's help in the park. They do all aspects of landscape gardening and can do everything from cleaning your patio / drive all the way to completely reshaping and designing your dream garden or driveway.
Founded by local man Drew Collett, they have years of experience and say no job is too large or too small, so we had been on the lookout for the perfect opportunity to make the most of Drew's great offer. We weren't certain that moving our 4 large logs was the right one, so we did a shout out for help on social media by describing the challenge of moving them from Brabyns Park to the centre of our park. We should have know better as Drew and Shelby were the first of several local companies to offer their support to us.
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. Sarah also chose us to be the beneficiary of her 2021 and 2023 Marple calendars. Just amazing support!