Mike chosen for Chelsea Flower Show display

PORTISHEAD gardening enthusiasts visiting the Chelsea Flower Show this week may spot a familiar face at the Homebase DIY store show garden.

Former Gordano School student Mike Thatcher, aged 25, was chosen as one of 10 Homebase employees nationwide to help garden designer and BBC Gardener’s World presenter, Joe Swift, construct a garden at the show.

The garden has been designed to help raise the profile of the Teenage Cancer Trust, Homebase’s chosen charity of the year. This is the only UK charity dedicated to improving the lives of those with cancer aged 13 to 24.

Homebase customers have already raised �1.5million to help build and maintain home-from-home units across the UK.

Mike, who joined Portishead’s Homebase when it opened in 2005 and became their garden centre manager, will be on hand at the show tomorrow (Thurs) to help showcase the garden to the public.

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