Sunday, 22 October 2017

All in the garden is rosy after £680 raised

A GARDEN party raised more than £680 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

A GARDEN party raised more than £680 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Norman and Sally Daniells opened their back garden, in Blandy Road, Henley to the public and had almost 50 visitors on Sunday.

There were stalls for sweets, bric-a-brac, souvenirs, plants, apples, cakes, teas and coffees as well as a barbecue. There were also children’s games and a tombola.

A silent auction was held for a painting of a scene from Henley Royal Regatta in 1977 (pictured above). Mrs Daniells, who along with her husband has been a volunteer for the charity for 45 years, said she couldn’t believe they had raised so much money.

“There were loads of people there it was a great day and the sun came out,” she said. “They all had a great time, just sitting around having cream teas. It was a good effort and we’re very pleased with how it went.

“We didn’t expect that because there’s no passing trade and it was purely friends and people we had spoken to.”

Mrs Daniells said they organised the event to raise extra money for the charity because the annual car boot sale at Swiss Farm had reduced in size.

“I said to make up for the losses we would have a garden party,” she said.

“All the stock pretty much went but what didn’t go we can use another day. Nothing will go to waste.”

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