Cherry Tree Lodge Retirement Home Garden Party And Fund Raiser For Southport Sea Cadets

Recently, Southport Sea Cadets made an appeal for donations because they needed to purchase two new boats for training on the Marine Lake in Southport.

Gordon Ferguson the owner and registered manager of Cherry Tree Lodge on Knowsley Road, Southport decided to lend a hand.


Having planned on having a garden party for the residents, staff and their friends and family, with the most important people being the residents themselves of course, he then decided that all funds raised on the day would be donated to southport Sea Cadets.

Gordon’s view is that if more effort and money was put into organisations for the youth of today, there would certainly be less troubled teenagers and we both hope that other businesses in Southport may like to help also.

In July 2009 a monthly scheme to keep youngsters off the streets was set up by Sefton Council. Sound Waves, was run at Splash World and was very popular. Police Inspector Gary Fairbrother said at the time “Since Sound Waves began we have noticed significantly reduced anti-social behaviour in the town centre, on average 50% when the activities are run.” Of course all these things cost money but they do make a huge difference.

Cherry Tree Lodge garden party and fund raiser was held today (Saturday 11th August 2012). There was live entertainment by vocalist Ken Eddy.

There was a, raffle, cake stall, drinks, hotdogs, bbq and so on.
Gordon wishes to thank all the people who gave their support for this event including his management, staff, residents, their relations, his suppliers who donated prizes and also many residents of Sandown Court Flats who bought a large amount of raffle tickets and gave gifts and donations.

The amount raised today will be announced on Sunday.

Contact details
Cherry Tree Lodge Retirement Home, Knowsley Road, Southport PR9 0HF
Mr. Gordon Ferguson Tel. 01704 534699

If you would like to help the Southport Sea Cadets.
Mr. Tim Petford Tel 07979475037 Email

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