Guernsey Post helps Herm prepare for Britain in Bloom competition

May 30th, 2013 by Guernsey Post Ltd.

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(left to right) Vincent Green, George Jennings, Shane Toms, Brett Moore, Judith Wharton, Rosie Wheeler, Steve Lawrence and Dave Bynam with images of Guernsey Post’s newly issued Herm Island stamps (please click image to expand – image courtesy of Guernsey Post Ltd.)

A team from Guernsey Post travelled to Herm Island on 23 May 2013 to take part in a community project to help Herm gardeners Brett Moore and Rosie Wheeler prepare for the upcoming Britain in Bloom ‘Champion of Champions’ competition.

The project coincides with Guernsey Post’s latest stamp issue which celebrates Herm with six stamps depicting different parts of the island.

The Guernsey Post team, which included two visiting representatives from the Barbados Postal Service, spent the day transforming an overgrown area at the top of Herm hill, known to the locals as The Bird Cage, into a beautiful view point.

Their work was overseen by head gardener Brett Moore and assistant gardener Rosie Wheeler, who were extremely grateful to Guernsey Post for their assistance.

“Without the help of Guernsey Post, it would have taken us days to complete this task,” Brett Moore said.

“We are delighted that Guernsey Post has chosen to support us in this very worthwhile project.”

“We have invited Guernsey Post back to Herm when the judges of ‘Britain in Bloom’ are visiting. We believe that it would add a wonderful touch if Guernsey Post volunteers explained to the judges the work that they did,” he said.

Cassandra Fish, communications manager for Guernsey Post, said “everyone in the Bailiwick of Guernsey knows, and everyone who visits the Bailiwick soon discovers that Herm Island is very special.”

“Guernsey Post is thrilled to have been able to contribute to a project which will not only help to conserve Herm but will also help the island prepare for the ‘Britain in Bloom’ Champion of Champions competition,” she said.

 

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