Sponsors and Donations

The Friends of Hillsborough Park would like to thank those organizations that have helped us over the years in order to improve facilities in the park or support events that we have organized.  These include:
  • Burgon & Ball who donated 5 topiary frames and four sets of topiary shears. The frames have been planted with box and are currently growing in the Wierd & Wonderful garden. 
  • Sheffield City Council who have consistently given us between £250 and £400 a year to cover the cost of public liability insurance and for equipment to be used throughout the Park and Walled Garden 
  • The Chestnut Fund provided tools and a solid wheelbarrow wheel to the value of £209 in 2012
  • Sheffield City Council-Community Assembly gave a grant of £159 to meet some of the cost of Public Liability insurance for 2012-13 
  • Viridor Credits provided £5530 for external greenhouse blinds, internal racking and seed trays to help improve the self-sufficiency of volunteer plant growing in the greenhouses and reduce water usage
  • B&Q Over the past year B&Q have generously given us a discount on tool purchases, 3 free wheelbarrows and a £250 “Better Neighbour” grant.      
  • South Yorkshire Charitable Foundation SYCF supported the Wind in the Willows with a grant covering the costs of advertising the play and the cost of hiring the performance company.  SYCF were also a major sponsor of the 2007 Christmas Festival, providing funds for all of the entertainments.        
  • Rhyme and Reason The children’s bookshop at Hunters Bar gave us book tokens to give to the competition winners associated with the Wind in the Willows.      
  • Sheffield First for Health SFFH gave us over £500 for plants and garden tools that have been used by the Friends, volunteers and other workers in the Walled garden.      
  • Swann Morton have donated presents for Santa’s Grotto at the 2005 and 2006 Christmas Festivals      
  • Sheffield Wednesday gave us a signed football which produced funds to buy presents for Santa’s Grotto at the 2005 and 2006 Christmas Festival      
  • Sheffield City Council provided a grant to cover the entertainment at the 2005 Christmas Festival and the advertising costs for the 2006 Festival      
  • The SOAR Community Chest provided funds to set up the Friends in the first place and subsequently gave us grants for the 5 picnic tables around the multi-sports and playground areas and for the 6 new trees in the Park.      
  • The Gardeners Rest has provided us with free use of a room and advice on Twitter – on the understanding that we drink some beer (seems like a fair exchange).      
  • Several local companies supported the 2006 Christmas Festival by donating raffle prizes and have continued to help with other events – these included Sheffield Theatres, McDonalds, Robert d and Bogart’s hair salons, Hillsborough Co-op, M&S, Boots, Pizza Hut, Pets & Gardens and Wilkinsons.

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