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Garden owners from the National Garden Scheme (NGS) in Devon gathered for their traditional season curtain raiser at Longdown Village Hall recently. A key presentation was given by NGS charity beneficiary Macmillan Cancer Support, which celebrates its centenary this year.
NGS county organiser Miranda Allhusen said: ‘Last year Devon garden owners raised a wonderful £112,300 for NGS charities at the garden gate – the national total was £2.9million!
'The number of gardens open to view in Devon is up again for 2011 – at more than 150 - including more garden groups in which visitors can view a number of gardens in the same area on the same day or weekend for a group rate. Our yellow book gives details of all the Devon garden openings this season. They are available at places like garden centres and good book shops, or from me on 01647 440 296.’
Julia Tremlett DL is the NGS treasurer for Devon and also chair of Macmillan’s Christmas Fair Committee. Julia said: ‘NGS is Macmillan’s biggest single donor, having donated more than £12million to date and funding more than 130 cancer care specialists around the country.
'Macmillan’s centenary is a great opportunity for our supporters and well wishers to do something special to raise funds for people affected by cancer and I’m really grateful to NGS garden owners for playing their part.'
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