Easter “Eggstravaganza” at Garden Centre!
THIS EASTER Shackletons Home & Garden Centre, in Chatburn, Clitheroe, hosted an “Eggstravaganza” event with fun for all the family.
On Saturday, April 7 and Monday, April 9 children who visited the garden centre could join in free seed planting workshops, where they planted a bean seed and created a “cress head”, both of which they could take home.
Lucy Taylor, aged 2 and Ellie Taylor, aged 4 from Blackburn at Shackletons Home & Garden Centre after having their faces painted.
There was also an Egg Hunt in aid of charity, with eggs hidden around the garden centre for children to find. All proceeds from the activity will be donated to The Legacy Rainbow House, which is based in Ormskirk. The charity provides services for children with brain injuries, disabilities and life limiting conditions from its centre of excellence.
David Shackleton said: “On Saturday, April 7 there was free fun entertainment for children with a face painter and a balloon modeller, both kindly provided by Ultraframe.
“Ultraframe representatives were at the Garden Centre over the weekend, speaking to visitors about their latest in home improvement product, the Ultraframe LivinRoom Orangery, which is on display at the front of the Garden Centre.”
On the Saturday and Monday, Lloyd BMW and MINI, of Crown Way, Colne were also at the Garden Centre displaying the latest models from the BMW and MINI ranges. Visitors also had the chance to enter a prize draw organised by the utility company, The Utility Warehouse Discount Club, to ‘Win a MINI’.
The Garden Centre is running a raffle during April, to win 2 tickets to a Sale Sharks vs. Harlequins match at Edgeley Park, on Saturday, May 5. There are three pairs of tickets to be won and all proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the charity, North West Air Ambulance. Tickets cost £1 and will be available to buy until Thursday, April 26 with the winner being drawn on Friday, April 27. The raffle prizes have been sponsored by Ultraframe Home Improvements.
David Shackleton added: “On Easter Sunday, April 8 we were unable to open the Garden Centre to the public due to trading laws but were pleased to be able to support a fund-raising event in aid of The Legacy Rainbow House, by making our car park available for a car boot sale. Richard Bater, who runs the Pavilion Coffee House & Brasserie at the Garden Centre, organised the event.”
Proceeds from the sale of pitches will go to fund the charity’s work. Richard’s own daughter, Erin, is one of the children currently receiving specialist care with help from The Legacy Rainbow House.
Richard Bater said: “The car boot sale was a great success despite the weather and we were thrilled with the support the sale received.”
David Shackleton said: “We really enjoyed the event and hope everyone who visited the Garden Centre over the Easter weekend had an enjoyable time too.”
For information about future events at Shackletons Home & Garden Centre visit www.shackletonslifestyle.co.uk or call in at the Garden Centre.