Gardening club donates cash to loneliness charity
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 email@example.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