Category Archives: Community work

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Work Experience Students from West Lakes Academy

Two enthusiastic work experience students from West Lakes Academy joined us to learn about the business and how an office in a busy landscaping company works.

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The students have had an opportunity to learn how jobs are priced and invoiced, the materials needed for each job and have learned what health and safety legislation we must follow.

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They also had chance to have a go at some of the basic housekeeping tasks in the yard.  The boys worked really hard and showed a real interest in the business. They are a credit to their school.

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Gearing up for the CFM Cash for Kids Appeal

Press Release

Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping Ltd are gearing up to join in with the CFM Cash for Kids Mission Christmas Appeal. We want to ensure that no child wakes up to nothing on Christmas Day and help some of the 7,000 underprivileged kids in our area wake up to a present on Christmas Day.

Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping is a family run business, Paul and Alan the two Directors both have children, and Paul now has two grandchildren. Some of the lads have young families and are keen to get involved, we know how important Christmas is to children and their families, we all want to do our bit to help.

Throughout December Coombe and Sharpe employees will be carrying out a ‘Santa hat a thon’, we will be wearing our Santa hats with pride whilst out on jobs, so if you see us around please stop and donate some money to this worthy cause.

U12s Football Team Sponsored

U12 Football Sponsorship

Giving Back To The Local Community

The St. Bees Under 12’s Football Team were delighted when Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping offered to sponsor their kit for this season. The team have had the same kit for the last few years and so the boys were really pleased when they heard the news. Alan and Paul recognise how important it is to give back to the community and with Alan now living in St. Bees, they thought this would be a good thing to do for local children.

Alan was invited down for the first match of the season which was also the first time the boys had played on a full size pitch with the off side rule in operation, he was delighted when St. Bees won 4-1. The Team are a strong force in the Cumbria League and everyone at Coombe and Sharpe Landscaping wishes them well this season.

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Jericho Primary School Colour Run in aid of Hospice at Home West Cumbria

We recently sponsored Jericho Schools Colour Run in aid of Hospice at Home West Cumbria. The Full Story can be found in The Whitehaven News.

WHITEHAVEN pupils raised £5,000 for a local charity doing a colour run – a first for Jericho Primary School.

The proceeds went to West Cumbria’s Hospice and was well attended by staff, parents and children.

The 400 metre mini-course was bravely taken on by over 240 pupils and was a roaring success.

Jericho Primary School held its first mini colour run to raise cash for West Cumbria’s Hospice at Home.

The race was started by Paul Coombe, partner and director at Lillyhall-based, landscaping company Coombe & Sharpe Landscaping Ltd, which sponsored the event.

Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Hospice Mini Colour Run 2016

Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria – May 2016

Coombe & Sharpe were delighted to sponsor the Mini Colour Run for Hospice at Home West Cumbria at Jericho Primary School. Children, parents and staff took part in the 400m race being showered in colourful powder paint in return for a small fee plus additional sponsorship to support the charity, with a total of £5000 raised.

Over 240 pupils aged from 3 to 11 took part in the race which was started by Paul Coombe, partner and director at Coombe & Sharpe.

Jericho’s headteacher Shaun Monaghan said:
We are absolutely thrilled to be supporting Hospice at Home West Cumbria by taking part in this innovative event. Many of our families have been touched in some way by the charity and lots of our teaching staff care deeply about the cause. Our children are always up for some excitement and fun but they are also a very caring lot and they enjoy raising money for people in need.”

Christina Cremins, HHWC’s marketing manager said: “We are overwhelmed at the amount of money the Jericho School children have raised through their colour run, £5,000 really is outstanding! It was fantastic to see the whole school get behind the event and put so much effort in to supporting our cause. A big thank you to sponsors Coombe & Sharpe who ensured that every penny raised on the day went to our cause.”

Paul Coombe said of the event: “We were delighted to sponsor today’s event and it’s been great to come down and see all the kids taking part and having fun. We started our company 28 years ago and in that time we have done lots of work in the area, helping us to slowly expand and get to where we are today. It’s so important that businesses get involved in community activities like this – it’s great to be able to give something back.”

For more information on Hospice at Home West Cumbria and its services contact 01900 873173. Full Whitehaven News article can be seen here.