Garden party raises more than £1,000

BBC Radio Leicester's Bridget BlairThe pleasing total of £1,204.48 pence was raised for the Rainbows Children’s Hospice from a garden party and hog roast organised by Marion Flint of St Andrew’s Lodge, Oaks Road, Whitwick. £784.48p was raised on the day,

the rest came in from sales of rag rugs made by Mrs Flint over the year.

Attractions included a variety of stalls selling cakes, fondant fillies, hand-crafted cards and plants as well as competitions. The raffle’s lst prize, a watercolour of Mount St Bernard Abbey painted by local artist Janet Worth, was won by Mary Lee from Nuneaton.

The garden party was visited by BBC Radio Leicester’s Bridget Blair, who reported live on the event and interviewed several of the visitors.

This is the fourth year running that Mrs Flint has supported the Rainbows Hospice and over the years has raised £4,000 in support of the charity. She expressed her heartfelt thanks to her family and friends whose help on the day is invaluable.