Become Part of The Open Garden Scheme 2015

Become Part of The Open Garden Scheme 2015

Glorious Open Gardens 2015!

Open GardensWith 2015 being St Peter & St James Hospice’s 40th anniversary, it is hoped that Open Gardens 2015 is even better than ever. Will you support the Hospice by opening your garden?

This summer, Open Gardens 2015 will be running from 30 May until September. The Hospice is hoping that this year will be even more successful with a guaranteed 40 gardens taking part to mark its 40th anniversary.

Last year’s Open Garden programme ‘bloomed’ wonderfully raising £25,000 for the Hospice. There were different kinds of interesting gardens involved, from luxurious estates and herb gardens to themed settings and trails. St Peter & St James is encouraging everyone to get involved and all types of gardens are welcomed.

All the Hospice services are free of charge to patients and loved ones and St Peter & St James relies on its local community for 86% of its funds, as 14% comes from the Government. The Hospice needs to raise more than £2.6 million every year through fundraising and that works out as £7,200.

Carol Hughes, Community Fundraiser, said, “We are so grateful to our local community for its support for our Open Garden programme, to our garden openers, our volunteers and to the public for attending. The Open Gardens are great community events where you can see lovely gardens, enjoy home-made teas, meet with friends and support the hospice.  Each year we need new gardens to help keep the programme appealing so if you would like to offer your garden during our 40th anniversary year, then please call me.”

 

If you would like to open a garden or just want to know more, please contact Carol Hughes in Fundraising on 01444 471598 by 13 February 2015.