CAA Plant Sale to help keep helicopter flying

The annual Spring Plant Sale returns to Cornwall Air Ambulance headquarters for the seventh year running. Garden lovers will be able to pick up plants at reduced prices, while supporting the lifesaving charity, at the event on Saturday 18 May.

A number of local nurseries and garden centres, shown below, have donated plants for the sale, which will include roses, shrubs and bedding plants.

  • Anthony Woodland Garden
  • Blackacre Nurseries
  • Bodmin Plant & Herb Nursery
  • Browns Nurseries
  • Cedar Croft Plants
  • Cornish Rose Company, The
  • Falmouth Garden Centre
  • Fentongollan Farm
  • Golden Bank Nurseries
  • Goonhavern Garden Centre
  • Hardy Exotics
  • Hidden Valley Gardens
  • Homeleigh Garden Centre (Bude)
  • Kernock Park Plants
  • Lower Kenneggy Nurseries
  • Lower Trenowth Farm
  • Millenium Plants
  • Mole Valley Farmers
  • Old Withy Garden Nursery
  • “Penventon Nursery   “
  • Rising Sun Nurseries
  • “Roseland Plant Centre           “
  • Sustainable Furniture
  • Trebah Gardens
  • Tregothnan
  • Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens
  • Treseders Wall Cottage Nursery
  • Trevisker Garden Centre
  • Trewidden Gardens

Around 600 visitors attended the last Spring Plant Sale, raising more than £3,000 for the charity. As well as picking up plants, visitors will have the opportunity to meet the crew, see the helicopter up close and grab a bargain from the pop-up charity shop.

Falmouth Shout will be performing sea shanties and Rapid Relief Team will be providing a barbecue.

Gemma Kidd, In-house Events Fundraising Officer, said: “The Spring Plant Sale is one of our most popular events. If you love gardening, it’s a great opportunity to pick up some good quality plants at reduced prices.

“We are delighted to have the support of so many local garden centres and nurseries who have donated to the sale- a huge thank you to all of them.

“Cornwall Air Ambulance carries out more the 800 lifesaving missions each year. All the money raised at the Spring Plant Sale will go towards keeping the air ambulance flying and saving lives across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.”

The Spring Plant Sale takes place on Saturday, May 18, from 11am-3pm at Trevithick Downs, Newquay, TR8 4DY.

About the charity: Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust is the charity that fundraises to operate the helicopter emergency medical service for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.  Every year our helicopter responds to more than 700 emergency calls for help and is on-scene at an incident in an average of just 12 minutes. The helicopter can reach patients in any part of Cornwall, significantly reducing the time taken to get seriously ill patients the treatment they need – in hospital or on-scene. It costs £3m per year to operate this service, and with no National Lottery or direct government funding, the charity relies on the generosity of the people and businesses of Cornwall.