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Plans for winter planting session at the Crown Oil Arena after Rochdale’s Wonder Wall scoops in bloom awards

Date published: 19 December 2017


Plans are in place for a winter planting session at the Rochdale AFC Wonder Wall feature at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday 6 January.

The Wonder Wall received two accolades at the recent North West in Bloom Awards, including top marks for the ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood Award’. It also scooped an award for the Best New Rochdale In Bloom 2017 Feature.

Rochdale Football Club Chairman Chris Dunphy, Chief Executive Russ Green and Sales and Marketing Manager Frances Fielding were presented with the certificates at Dale’s League One fixture versus Oxford United on Saturday.

Ms Fielding said: “We are all absolutely delighted to have received these two awards and we’re extremely proud to have taken part in this brilliant community project.

“The flowers have completely transformed the area at the back of the Sandy Lane stand, which was once disused and overgrown with weeds, into an eye-catching feature.

“I would once again like to thank our sponsors Gordon Rigg Garden Centres, Green Cloud IT and Crown Oil, who have supported the initiative and helped make it happen, as well as the army of volunteers who turned out to contribute towards the initial clearing and planting event in June.

“It would be great if you can join us on January 6th for our next planting session.”

If you would like to get involved, contract Frances Fielding:

frances@rochdaleafc.co.uk

01706 753581

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