Gar­den­ing club do­nates cash to lone­li­ness char­ity

Hinckley Times - - NEWS -

THE Sil­ver Line char­ity has re­ceived a gen­er­ous do­na­tion of £550 from the Burbage Gar­den­ing Club.

The char­ity, which was cho­sen by the club’s mem­bers, was set up by Dame Es­ther Rantzen after her hus­band died and she re­alised how lonely older peo­ple can be.

They of­fer help, ad­vice and friend­ship through their free na­tional helpline, which is avail­able 24 hours a day, ev­ery day of the year.

Most of the £550 do­na­tion was raised from pub­lic dona­tions from the Club’s an­nual flower show as well as its plant auc­tion from early sum­mer.

The Club meets on the first Tues­day of ev­ery month from 7.30pm at The Con­sti­tu­tional Club, on Church Street, Burbage.

Each month they have a talk or demon­stra­tion on a gar­den­ing sub­ject and also ar­range so­cial events with vis­its to gar­den and flower shows.

Twice a year the Club plants the hang­ing bas­kets around the vil­lage on be­half of Burbage Parish Coun­cil and has its own store where mem­bers can buy gar­den items at good prices.

To join in on the Club’s meet­ings visit their web­site at www.burbage­gar­den­ing­club.org.uk or call Denise Ko­varovic on 01455 632528.

Al­ter­na­tively you can email Denise on dko­varovic@bt­in­ter­net.com.

Der­rick Swal­low with Mem­bers of the Burbage Gar­den­ing Club Show Com­mit­tee be­ing pre­sented with the check for £550. From left: Derek Wheeler, Bob Gwynn, Anne Brett, Caro­line Wood, Der­rick Swal­low and Trevor All­coat

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