Kindhearted couple hold open garden day for Macmillan Cancer Support

Keith and Teri Sandy of Locks Heath opened up their garden to the public
Keith and Teri Sandy of Locks Heath opened up their garden to the public

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PASSIONATE gardeners Keith and Teri Sandy are holding a plant sale open to the public for the eighth year running.

The green-fingered duo will be selling some of their homegrown plants for charity Macmillan Cancer Support.

The couple from Locks Heath are inviting people to come and enjoy their garden on Sunday, May 3, and it will be open from 10am until 5pm.

Last year Keith, 72, and Teri, 70, raised £850 from their open garden event for the charity and the previous year raised £500 for Help for Heroes.

They are hoping for the same success as in previous years. This year it’s more focused on the plant sale than the open garden, however people are still welcome to wander the garden at their leisure.

The couple have chosen to support Macmillan for the second year running as it provides support and help for people who are suffering from cancer.

Mr Sandy said: ‘I’ve had to use services in the past, so it’s important for me to give something back to charity and my wife feels the same.

‘We do all the preparation on the garden and it’s free of charge to come and have a look around.

‘Every penny that’s made on the day goes to the charity we have nominated.’

All the plants sold have been grown in their garden and the couple supply everything at no extra cost, and all the plant pots are donated by friends.

Plants that will be sold on the day will include perennials, potted plants and tomato plants, as there were a lot of requests for vegetables last year.

People can enter the garden for free to purchase the plants but donations are welcomed.

Mr Sandy also added: ‘The weather can make a difference, but we are open whatever the weather.’

The couple have been developing their garden for more than 20 years, and it was suggested by friends that they make it an annual event.

You can visit the garden on Sunday, May 3 at 9 Cumber Road, Lock’s Heath.

For more e-mail keith.teri@talktalk.net