TOPS Christmas Lights Night raises £1800 for three local charities!

TOPS Plants of Mickleton are delighted to announce that we raised £1747 at our Christmas Lights Charity event.

We’ve rounded this sum up to £1800 so that we can give £600 each to three very worthwhile local charities – Campden Home Nursing; Shakespeare Hospice and Midlands Air Ambulance.

All of these charities rely on donations to continue delivering their incredibly valued services to local people.

We would like to thank all who supported the event; sponsored lights in memory of loved ones; donated raffle prizes and those who decorated the Christmas trees on behalf of local organisations.


Special mention must be made to Barry & Anne Metcalfe, Glyn Jones and John Garton for their support and advice; Gladys Allman who raised £350 with the raffle; Gary Holland for photography; Bob at Decades Tearoom; the Hedgehog minibus drivers for ferrying visitors to and from the village and our team at TOPS for going well beyond the call of duty!

Finally all printing and publicity material was sponsored by Vale Press Ltd of Willersey.


TOPS Plants supporting Helicopter Heroes of Midlands Air Ambulance!

TOPS Plants were delighted to recently hand over a cheque for £200 to Midlands Air Ambulance Charity.


TOPS Farmshop manager, Carol, hands over our “big cheque” to Michelle of  Midlands Air Ambulance.

If you see a red air ambulance flying over the North Cotswolds then it’s probably a “Midlands Air Ambulance”.


Midlands Air Ambulance is the charity responsible for funding and operating three air ambulances serving the communities of six Midlands counties: Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands.

This constitutes the largest air ambulance operating region in the UK.

Since 1991, the charity has responded to more than 49,000 missions averaging 2,000 per year, making it one of the longest established and busiest air ambulance organisations in the UK.

Midlands Air Ambulance receives no Government or National Lottery funding.

Each Midlands Air Ambulance mission costs £2,500 and in excess of £9 million is needed each year to keep its three air ambulances operational, which is donated entirely by the public and local businesses.

That’s why donations and fundraising are so essential and why TOPS Plants is delighted to have passed on the proceeds of a “windfall” sale of Christmas Trees sold for mulching in the new year!


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Why not buy your plants locally too from TOPS Plants and see your community benefit even more. TOPS Plants, Broadway Road, Mickleton, Chipping Campden, GL55 6PT