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    Co-op donation helps local hospice
Beaumaris Allotment Society recently took delivery of bags of organic compost, which were kindly donated by the Co-op inLlanfairpwll. Thecompost will be used to grow plants, which will be sold in aid of local charities including Marie Curie and St David’s Hospice.
Jill Anker from Beaumaris Allotments Society said: “We are incredibly grateful to the Co-op for their generous donation.
We spend a great amount on compost every year to grow plants and flowers in aid of local charities. Donations of over
£200 have been raised for Marie Curie from selling flowers, and the St David's Hospice shop in Menai Bridge who have been successfully selling plants we have grown this year. It will really help to have the compost. We are particularly delighted to see that the Co-op are selling peat-free compost as well.”
Jill Anker
 Sion Davies, General Manager of the Co-op in Llanfairpwll hands over bags of compost to Beaumaris plotholder, Keevan Anker
  The BAAFTAs come to the allotments for the first time
Due to increasing Covid numbers in the area, Beaumaris Allotments Society decided for the
first time to hold its BAAFTA (Beaumaris Annual Awards for The Allotments) ceremony on the allotments. Despite a very tight time schedule, the new events co-ordinators, Mari Lloyd Pritchard and Ann Bailey Maddox, pulled out all the stops and produced a superb event, which was enjoyed by all the plotholders who attended. They even managed to arrange for a beautiful sunny day and plotholder Chrissy Newsham used her floristry skills to produce a stunning floral backdrop for the Society shed, which provided the finishing touch.
In addition to all the usual categories, this year saw the introduction of three new awards, and those were for: Best Photo, Best Preserve and Most Planet Friendly plot. Kim Owen of the nearby Happy Valley Pavilion Cafe judged the Best Preserve competition, with all entries being given a number to avoid any suggestions of favouritism. Ironically, Mari Lloyd Pritchard won first prize for her Runner Bean Pickle, and her husband Gary came second with his strawberry jam. Gary & Mari have had
their plot for less than a year and Gary had never made jam previously. To make things even better the awards took place on his birthday. The winner of the Planet Friendly Plot, Will Roberts, had demonstrated an amazing variety of upcycling and recycling projects including making giant planters from pieces of commercial drainage pipe, and a handle for his gate using an old spanner.
The children busied themselves colouring in Halloween masks and members of the Beaumaris Beavers celebrated winning the Junior Giant Pumpkin competition.
The event concluded with everyone enjoying a superb selection of home-made cakes with their tea and coffee. After clearing up, the organising committee celebrated the success of the event with a bottle of “Beaumaris Bubbly” made with Seyval Blanc grapes grown by Keevan Anker on his allotment.
Jill Anker
  58 Allotment and Leisure Gardener
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