Open gardens raise cash for hospice

(From l-r) Members of Fence and Pendleside Fund-raising Group Anne Callaghan (organiser), Anne Hebden and Jean Hartley (s)
(From l-r) Members of Fence and Pendleside Fund-raising Group Anne Callaghan (organiser), Anne Hebden and Jean Hartley (s)

Fence and Pendleside fund-raising group has raised a fantastic £1,483 for Pendleside Hospice at its annual Open Gardens event.

The event was over the weekend of Saturday and Sunday, July 16th and 17th and there were 11 gardens along the route throughout Fence.

As well as having the chance to see gardens at their glorious best, some owners were selling plants, homemade produce and offering drinks and refreshments.

Anne Callaghan, organiser of the Open Gardens event, said: “There were 11 lovely and varied gardens open for viewing over the weekend in July.

“This is an annual event where lots of regular visitors come and enjoy the gardens on show.

“The public were able to walk round the gardens over two afternoons, and complimented the gardeners on their planting and design.

“Thanks to the people who kindly opened their gardens and to the visitors who supported the event.”

If you would like to organise an event in aid of Pendleside Hospice, call Sammi in the fund-raising team on 440136 or email sammi.bracewell@pendleside.org.uk.

If you are interested in joining the Fence fund-raising group, contact Anne Callaghan on 693485.