Raise cash for Parkinson’s UK with mini garden festival

From left, Sally Joyce, Viv Williams, Willis Fuller, Mano Mason and Susie Barker

From left, Sally Joyce, Viv Williams, Willis Fuller, Mano Mason and Susie Barker

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PEOPLE are being encouraged to hold festivals in their garden and raise money for charity.

Parkinson’s UK has launched its Garden Gathering fundraiser for people across the country to get into the spring feeling.

Susie Barker, from Emsworth, is already planning her festival. She said: ‘We’re looking forward to hosting our own festival for Parkinson’s UK at the beginning of September.

‘For us, it has to have a hint of Ascot and Wimbledon with plenty of home-made cakes, strawberries and tea.

‘Guests will be able to enjoy homemade raspberry, blackcurrant and redcurrant jams and jellies from my garden produce along with a delicious scone. We’ll also have a raffle.’

All money raised from Garden Gathering will help Parkinson’s UK.

Regional fundraiser for Parkinson’s UK in south central Jenni Green said: ‘Garden Gathering is the perfect opportunity to bring together friends and family, while raising money for a worthwhile cause. Now the days are beginning to getting lighter and warmer, it’s the perfect time to plan an event.’

For more information visit parkinsons.org.uk/gardengathering

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