AAll rosey in garden for rescue team thanks to donation
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