Charity’s coffers blossom after plant sale at castle
CHARITY coffers were boosted by £6,000 from an open garden and plant sale at Saltwood Castle on Saturday.
It was the third year running the Ashford branch of the NSPCC had hosted the event at Saltwood and just under 1,000 people attended.
In addition to the chance to look round the grounds which are not normally open to the public, there were plant stalls and refreshments.
Anna Keir, NSPCC community fundraising manager for north and east Kent, said: “This is always a popular event and went very well.
“There is lots to see there and it is lovely for people to wander round and have a cup of tea – the Ashford members always do us proud on the cakes front.”
But there was a sour note when a tray belonging to Elizabeth Clark, who donated some cakes, was taken from the refreshment area.
It is a blue seven-inch tray with a picture of Paddington Bear on it. Anyone finding it should call the NSPCC regional appeals office on 01293 651840.
“I hope the person who took it is shamed into returning it,” said Mrs Clark.
All grow: Ashford NSPCC open garden and plant sale at Saltwood Castle