Mellor hotel orchard project helps cancer charity

Sue Thomson, of Rosemere, with Stanley House director Carolyn Glassbrook helping to nurture an adopted tree.
Sue Thomson, of Rosemere, with Stanley House director Carolyn Glassbrook helping to nurture an adopted tree.

A Mellor hotel has launched a project aimed at raising funds for charity while creating a lasting memory for visitors.

Stanley House Hotel and Spa has linked up with its charity of the year, the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, to offer people the opportunity to adopt and name a tree at the venue’s budding orchard.

A selection of trees ranging from Bramley and Cox apple varieties to pear and cherry bare root trees are available to sponsor with naming rights for a donation £250. All adopted trees will come with a naming plaque and the option of nurturing throughout the year.

Adopters will be able to revisit their tree as it grows and receive a personal invite to sample the first harvest in the form of a freshly baked fruit pie.

The orchard was the brainchild of the board at Stanley House.

Director Carolyn Glassbrook said: “The new initiative will increase relationships with guests, whether that’s bride and bridegrooms wanting to create a lasting mark to celebrate their occasion or local residents with an affiliation to Stanley House.”

Sue Thompson, chief officer of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “This is an excellent way of utilising the beautiful surroundings at Stanley House in a bid to help our fundraising efforts this year.

“Sponsors will also know that as their tree grows, so too will our support for those who need it.”

l Those wishing to adopt a tree can contact the sales team at Stanley House Hotel & Spa on 01254 769200.