To celebrate that Bulmers proudly uses 100% British apples and its five year partnership with The Orchard Project, we teamed up with 60 Minute Makeover star, Peter Andre, in a race against the clock to restore a rundown urban orchard in Manchester’s Platt Field Park to its former glory – to become a tranquil green space benefitting the local community.
In just eight hours, Peter, alongside Bulmers, The Orchard Project and a team of local volunteers, rallied together to plant trees, pave paths, restore signs and remove weeds – in time to hand back the orchard to the community in the evening with a celebration.
No stranger to getting his hands dirty, the singer and television personality joined forces with Bulmers and national charity The Orchard Project to put a spotlight on neglected orchards across the country that if restored are important green spaces open to everyone.
The restoration was a real success and the orchard at Platt Fields Park looked glorious by the end of the day. Coverage for the project was as fruitful as the orchard too, with over 40 pieces achieved including Metro, The Sun, Daily Mirror, BBC North West, Talk Radio, OK! Magazine, New Magazine, MSN and loads more.