Lingfield Open Gardens Event Raises More Than £500 For St Catherine’s
Lingfield’s The Garth open garden event in May welcomed more than 225 keen green-fingered visitors on two Sundays and raised £1,130 for the National Garden Scheme (NGS) and £535 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.
This year is a special one for The Garth as it is 100 years since WH Godfrey refurbished the site, as well as operating as an NGS garden, it also opened as a member of the Historic Houses Association (HHA).
NGS was founded in 1927 and has a fascinating history raising money for nursing and health charities, since then it has raised £55 million and only last year the NGS made a record donation of £3.1 million.
Crawley-based St Catherine’s Hospice, which benefitted from the event provides hospice care for those who need it in West Sussex and East Surrey as well as informing and supporting those facing death.
Event organiser, Lana Stanley, said of the open gardens event: “We want to thank the NGS and St Catherine’s Hospice volunteers, who helped us.”