Spring fair at Letchworth’s Howard Garden Social and Day Centre raises £525

Josie Ribchester, two, and Elsie Ribchester, four, enjoy the spring fair. Photo: Karyn Haddon

Josie Ribchester, two, and Elsie Ribchester, four, enjoy the spring fair. Photo: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The community came together in Letchworth last Saturday to raise hundreds of pounds for a cherished social club and day care centre.

Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre Spring Fair organisers Marion Wheatley, Liz Allen and Tony

Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre Spring Fair organisers Marion Wheatley, Liz Allen and Tony Page. Photo: Karyn Haddon - Credit: Archant

The Howard Garden Social and Day Care Centre, an independent charity that provides companionship, hot meals and activities for more than 100 older people, raised £525 through a spring fair on Saturday.

Items on offer during the day at the centre in Norton Way South included homemade cakes, teddies and cards.

Care organiser Liz Allen told the Comet: “It was quite a slow day, I think because of the weather, but we still managed to raise £525, which is amazing.

“It was a fun day with a lot of stuff going on. We need these fundraisers to keep the centre going.


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“The highlight of the whole day was the support from the community – it spoke volumes that even though the weather was bad, we still had people coming in to support us.”

The next planned Howard Garden fundraiser is an auction evening on June 17, during the Letchworth Festival.

To find out more about the centre, which has been running since 1953, see howardgardensocialcentre.org and facebook.com/Howard-Garden-Social-Day-Care-Centre-1526465327575139, or give them a call on 01462 682524.

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