Open Gardens – Thanks

The Open Gardens and Scarecrow Competition event was held on Saturday 4th July. It was a beautiful day and the event raised a fantastic total of £1735.18 this is the total amount raised in all the gardens (£1573.18) plus the amounts collected in the boxes for both charities (Marie Curie £132) (Scouts £30). Therefore we were delighted to present Mundford Scouts with a cheque for £816.59 and Marie Curie with a cheque for £918.59. We would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who opened their gardens on the day:-

Margaret and Tony, Bernie and Wilf, Phyllis, Pat and Robin, Sally and Tony, Jan and Rod, Trudi, Vida, Dena, Syrena and Tony, Laura, Jan and Kev, Liz and Colin, Jackie and Bob, Verena and Andy, Jenny and Nick.

Many of us who had our gardens open could not have done so without the help and support of family, good friends and neighbours, both on the day and in preparation for the event, and for that we are extremely grateful.

Special thanks also to Mundford Parish Council and everyone who made Scarecrows (view competition results and pictures).  Our thanks go to Didlington Nursery, High Lodge and Marks and Spencer for their donation of prizes.

Finally we really must thank our local businesses who yet again helped promote and sell programmes for the event:- Mark, Lorrayne and Lisa (newsagents), Peter, Debbie and Tracy (Post Office stores), Christine (hairdresser) and all at Crown Hairdressing. Also to Rosemary for promoting the event on the website and Karen for the Connect front page.

To all the above and to everyone who came along to support the event we say our heartfelt thanks for helping us to raise such a wonderful amount this year. The biggest thank you must go, once again, to our event organiser Pat Tuck who worked tirelessly for months to ensure it really was a great day, we couldn’t have done it without you Pat !!!!! xxxxx

Although the event was a great day it was also a day of sadness for all those involved as we were without the presence of our dear friend and wonderful supporter Colin Wallace. The sudden and unexpected loss of Colin was felt deeply by the whole team, we shall miss his humour and dedication to our events very much. Our love, support, sympathy and Sincere Condolences go to all his family and friends. He was truly ‘one of a kind’.

By Jan Grace

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