The Weekly Advertiser Horsham

30th anniversar­y garden walk

- – Sarah Matthews

Wimmera outdoor enthusiast­s can enjoy a selection of Nhill gardens on Sunday while raising money for children in need.

Nhill branch of Save the Children will celebrate the 30th anniversar­y of an annual garden walk this year.

Branch president Cathrine Kennedy encouraged people to make the most of the COVID-SAFE event.

“We will have one country garden along with two on the edge of town to walk in,” she said.

“We will also have a few front gardens that will be on display. They are to be viewed from the footpath, with no entry to the gardens themselves.”

Tickets cost $10 and are available at ‘Langtry’, 48 Mackay Street, Nhill, on the day.

The event runs from 10am to 4.30pm and ticket entry includes a list of participat­ing gardens.

“Because of COVID we’re not having afternoon tea, but we’re encouragin­g everyone to buy a coffee from the local coffee shop instead,” Mrs Kennedy said.

She said this could be the final year of the garden walk, with the Nhill Save the Children group likely to disband.

Save the Children works throughout the world to protect children from abuse and neglect, provide access to health care and education and to help children in times of need.

The organisati­on also stands up for children’s rights, ‘because we want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence’.

Money raised from the Nhill group’s activities is sent to Save the Children’s Melbourne headquarte­rs.

“We’ve been sending money there since 1968,” Mrs Kennedy said.

People can visit www.savethechi­ for more informatio­n about the organisati­on and its work.

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