AAll rosey in gar­den for res­cue team thanks to do­na­tion

Macclesfield Express - - LEISURE -

A COU­PLE pre­sented a moun­tain res­cue team with cash raised from a char­ity gar­den day.

Pam and John Gawthorpe of Peter House Road in Sut­ton opened their gar­den up to the public as part of the Three Vil­lages Open Gar­dens Day.

This fea­tured around 30 homes in Sut­ton, Lan­g­ley and Lyme Green open­ing up gar­dens as part of ef­forts for the vil­lages to work to­gether to put on events.

Pam and John chose to do­nate money raised to the Bux­ton Moun­tain Res­cue Team (BMRT). It comes at a good time for the char­ity which is cel­e­brat­ing its 50th an­niver­sary and try­ing to raise £50,000 for a new res­cue ve­hi­cle.

Ian Hurst, from BMRT, said: “The event in­cluded a spe­cial gar­den open­ing by Pam and John Gawthorpe.

“Lots of peo­ple passed through the gar­den to view the re­sults of many hours of lov­ing care and ded­i­ca­tion to their plants, par­tic­u­larly hostas, and take ad­van­tage of Pam’s sale of her very spe­cial plants.”

The sale raised £110 which Pam and John have do­nated to the res­cue team.

Ian said: “Team mem­bers vis­ited Pam and John in their lovely gar­den to say a spe­cial thank you for their very kind do­na­tion and to thank all the other lo­cal gar­den­ers who made the event a huge suc­cess.”

The gar­dens event was hosted by the Three Vil­lages Com­mu­nity Ac­tion Group which in­volves res­i­dents from Sut­ton, Lan­g­ley and Lyme Green, in con­junc­tion with the Par­ish Plan group. Money raised will go to­wards com­mu­nity pro­jects. The ac­tion group was in­cor­po­rated as a Com­mu­nity In­ter­est Com­pany ear­lier this year to make it eas­ier to ap­ply for grants for com­mu­nity ac­tiv­i­ties.

Its founders are Mark Atkins, Mag­gie Earl, Les­ley Reynolds, Pauline Stu­art and Joy Wil­liams.

●● Pam Gawthorpe presents mem­bers of the Bux­ton Res­cue Team with a cheque; Left, the res­cue team pre­pares for ac­tion

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