Open gar­den event to sup­port char­i­ties

Euroa Gazette - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

JULIE and Gary Camp­bell of Birch­wood Near Be­nalla are run­ning an ‘open gar­den’ in their one acre gar­den on Oc­to­ber 7 and 8.

All prof­its will be shared be­tween Wan­garatta and Be­nalla Hospi­tals and Cancer Coun­cil Vic­to­ria.

Julie and Gary’s pas­sion for gar­den­ing has been used to sup­port char­i­ties and over the past few years has com­pletely take over their lives.

So far they have raised over $10,000 shared be­tween their char­i­ties over three years of open gar­dens.

Mrs Camp­bell said it was a cause close to their hearts.

“We love our lo­cal hospi­tals and as fam­ily mem­bers and friends have had cancer, it is very im­por­tant to us to sup­port Cancer Coun­cil Vic­to­ria,” she said.

This year Birch­wood is in part­ner­ship with artists’ co­op­er­a­tive, North East Ar­ti­sans, of Be­nalla.

Deb Dodd, mo­saic artist; Garth Hughes, sculp­tor, Marg Zaal, botanic artist and Cathy Pianta, gar­den or­na­ments and Noora­munga Nat­u­ral Sk­in­care provider will all dis­play their cre­ations in the gar­den.

Sales com­mis­sions are to be do­nated to the char­i­ties.

To com­plete the “fes­ti­val” vibe, Be­nalla Col­lege mu­sic stu­dents will be per­form­ing acous­ti­cally on Sun­day and North­ern Rivers Academy of Mu­sic on Satur­day.

Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties will be pro­vided and the teas stall will pro­vide sand­wiches at lunch time as well as scones, jam and cream, de­li­cious cakes and slices.

Each char­ity is pro­vid­ing a team of helpers over the week­end as well as as­sist­ing in dis­tribut­ing fliers.

Five lo­cal busi­nesses do­nated money to fund the pro­duc­tion of fliers and an­other is pro­vid­ing a por­taloo.

A great com­mu­nity ef­fort for three great causes.

‘Birch­wood’ is lo­cated at 653 ODea Road, Molyul­lah.

The gar­dens will be open on from 10am un­til 5pm.

En­try is $6 with chil­dren of 18 years and un­der free.

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