Bere Alston schoolchildren get set for Spring


2017-10-11 13.12.19

Pupils from Bere Alston Primary School gathered their trowels and forks last week, as they planted 50 Tamar Valley daffodil bulbs in the school grounds.

2017-10-11 13.06.22Dale Wood, volunteer with Tamar Grow Local, joined the children with local varieties of bulbs including Double White, Tamar Snow, Tamar Fire, Tamar Bell and Bere Ferrers. The bulbs were planted as part of the Heralds of Spring project (National Lottery funded), to celebrate and record Tamar Valley daffodils in the landscape.

Some of the money used to buy the bulbs came from a donation box held at Taphill Takeaway, Bere Alston, during the summer. Paul Graeme-Drury was one of seven local businesses piloting a Visitor Gifting scheme through the recently established Tamar TLC – a charity set up to raise, manage and distribute funds for projects to keep the Tamar Valley AONB special.

Paul & Dale helping the children to plant the bulbs
Paul & Dale helping the children to plant the bulbs

Paul says, “A big thank you to all of my customers who have helped to raise almost £50 since June. The Tamar Valley is very close to my heart, and I wanted to help give something back to this lovely area in which I live and work”.

Alex Midlen, Chair of Tamar TLC, says, “We have been delighted with the amount of money raised so far that will help a variety of projects throughout the Tamar Valley. To date, £300 has been raised through the donation boxes. A particular thanks must go to visitors of the Tamar Trails who have already raised £148 that will go towards a recreation project at the Trails”.

To find out more about the Heralds of Spring project, and how you can get involved, please visit httpss:// and follow the link.

For more information about the Tamar TLC, and how your business can be a part of the Visitor Gifting scheme, please visit






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