What a crop of cash! Garden event to celebrate Alan Titchmarsh project for Herts children’s hospice raises a hefty £12,000
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A Garden Fest event staged by Keech Hospice Care to showcase the new outdoor area created by TV’s Alan Titchmarsh was a real moneyspinner.
The open day was held in August, at the same time as the official opening of the garden area.
Alan and his team transformed an uninviting piece of land at the charity’s Luton base with the help of patients, families, volunteers and nurses as a project for the Love Your Garden project.
Keech, which provides children’s hospice services for Hertfordshire, was picked from more than 100 potential good causes to benefit from the famous gardener’s talents.
Now all the proceeds from the event have been totted up, the charity’s Lin Rogers has issued a vote of thanks for the phenomenal fundraising result.
She said: “We had the pleasure of more than 2,200 guests visiting the hospice and enjoying the garden. No-one expected to achieve this, it was just unbelievable.
“The total raised was £12,000 – what a fantastic outcome. For those who were not able to join us at Garden Fest, rest assured that we will be having other events.”
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