Love gardens? Maybe as a visitor, or perhaps you want to share your plot and help raise money for Macmillan! Join the 2017 trail between Brighton & Seaford and do just that!
It might only be October, but staunch Macmillan fundraiser, Geoff Stonebanks is already looking for new gardens to join his 2017 garden trail, taking place on the 29th and 30th July 2017.
Tom Carter, ex Sussex Area Fundraising Manager said after the 2016 trail 'I was delighted to be able to visit Geoff's wonderful Garden once again for the opening of the ever-expanding trail. To think that the event has raised nearly £40,000 over the last five years is just incredible and has helped ensure Macmillan will be able to reach and support hundreds more local people affected by cancer through the new Centre.'
Full details can be found at www.macmillangardentrail.co.uk
Now in it 6th year, with TV Gardener, Christine Walkden as it's patron, Driftwood Fundraising Groups Macmillan Coastal Garden Trail has raised over £41,000 for the Macmillan Horizon Centre in Brighton. Last year there were 29 gardens and Geoff expects around 25 for 2017!
Do you or any of your friends have an interest in sharing your gardens to raise money for Macmillan? You don't have to have the best garden in the street.
Christine Walkden says 'There are probably umpteen better gardens down my street, but it doesn't bother me - I'm not competitive or pretentious. I don't want a showcase garden. It's the relationship I have with my garden that matters.'
Public liability insurance is provided by the charity and it's up to you whether you want to serve tea and cakes or just share your plot! Go on make 2017 a year to remember in your garden!
If so, please get in touch with Geoff by telephoning on 01323 899296 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org