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Hospiscare raises £50K with Open Garden events

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It's a record-breaking sum for the charity

From May to September, 40 keen gardeners across Devon opened their gates and welcomed members of the community to explore their beautiful green spaces in return for a donation.

The annual fundraising event is a vital source of funds for Hospiscare, and many new additions joined for 2023, including beautiful estates, community gardens, charming cottage gardens, and even a honey farm.

Open Gardens 2023 was a record-breaking year, raising £51,716.44 and counting to support specialist end-of-life care across Devon.

Laura Robertson, Fundraising Projects Manager at Hospiscare, said "This is our 15th year running this event which was bigger and better than ever and we're so grateful for the continued support we receive year on year."

Jean Browning opened her garden in Trusham and says, “I got involved along in June, along with my next-door neighbors Peter and Helen. We had a busy but fun weekend and the weather was perfect. We're so happy to make a contribution to raise these vital funds.

Maureen Basterfield opened her garden in Colyton this year and says, “We met with many lovely people who made it a pleasure to open Blackbury Honey Farm for Hospiscare. Our visitors are so keen to support a local charity that so many of them have had personal experience of.”


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