Lytham town centre blossomed and community spirit thrived as Lytham demonstrated once more that it possesses the wow factor.
The fund raising event on behalf of Lytham in Bloom was entirely down to a handful of local businesses coming together in order to express their appreciation for the voluntary work carried out each year by Lytham in Bloom.
“The town centre always looks a treat,” said Phil Wignall of Phil’s Bakery. “The floral displays set the standard which attracts visitors to the town. In the twenty years I have been running my business in Lytham, the volunteers have gone from strength to strength.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by Deborah Lawton owner of Poppy Boutique. “We all felt that it was time we gave something back,” said Deborah.
Debbie from Lytham Kitchen commented: “We are always aware that our customers who sit in our window seats are entranced by the floral displays in Lytham Memorial Gardens opposite.”
Michelle and Orlando from Zest said: “We are certain that the standards set by Lytham in Bloom raise the bar and encourage others to do likewise. All this helps make Lytham an attractive place
for both residents and tourists alike. It is a huge part of the reason why Lytham is able to buck the trend of failing high streets and offer a thriving community spirit.”
The event was a sell out with support coming from all round the town. Donations and a raffle helped boost coffers and it is expected that a sum of approximately £6K will be donated to the Lytham in Bloom trust.