The following is a message from Anne Owen, who was the instigator and organiser of a very successful Open Garden Event in aid of Katherine House Hospice on 30th June.
(Below that is a certificate and letter from KHH).
HORLEY OPEN GARDENS – SUNDAY,30 JUNE 2019
I would like to say a big THANK YOU to the owners who responded to my call to open their gardens to raise money for Katharine House Hospice – Glenys & David, Brian & Sue, Jane & Jonathan, Charles & Kate, David & Di and Christiane. I know at times the task of getting the gardens ready seemed insurmountable but all of you did such a fantastic job that “The 1st Horley Open Gardens Event” raised an amazing £1458.36p. Due to your generosity of time, spirit and hard work in your gardens this event was the success it was.
The success of the day was possible, due not only the commitment of the gardeners but also to those who volunteered to make a huge variety of cakes for the event – Edna, Rita, Sue A, Sue P, Sue R, Sandra, Jane, Di, Jenny, so an enormous THANK YOU to you all. Another big THANK YOU goes to those who helped out at the gardens on the day showing people around, discussing the plants, selling plants and making & serving teas, Sue R, Sue H and Alison. The manning of the plant stall at The School House by Nick and Wendy Crosse (from Katharine House Hospice) was also greatly appreciated as was the generous amount of plants provided for sale, so a big THANK YOU to Caroline.
I hope you all enjoyed the event as much as those who visited the gardens did and would like to do this again, maybe in 2021?
Two mobile phones and a mascara stick have been found outside Jasmine Cottage on Wroxton Lane. One of them is a Samsung.
Call Brian Ashdown on 01295 738444 for more information if you think it may be yours.
The annual Progressive Dinner (or Social Event of the Summer’!) took place last Saturday evening and was as ever an enjoyable and successful event. This year 62 villagers took part with 8 excellent hosts.
Many thanks to the organisers and everyone involved for making it such a fantastic evening.
Over £1000 was raised for St Etheldreda’s church.
It’s Festival of Open Gardens in Horley on Sunday 30th June between 2 – 6 pm.
Visit 7 different gardens, enjoy a cup of tea and piece of cake on the way. Pick up a plant in the plant sale and enjoy seeing the fruits of hard labour by some of Horley’s keen gardeners. Maybe you can pick up an idea or two for your own plot!
Entry is £5.00 (under 16s go free). All money raised will be donated to the Katharine House Hospice. (Sorry no dogs).
See below for map and information or contact Anne Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HCC Charity Plants and Vegetable Sale
There is a selection of plants/vegetables available to purchase this weekend at the cricket club in aid of the Stroke Association. Please feel free to come and look either Friday evening or Saturday and Sunday from 1pm.
Your last chance to take part in the summer event of the year!
Unexpectedly, we have space for one extra guest couple for the event of the year tomorrow evening – the Progressive Dinner.
Please ring Glenys Kyle on 01295 738951, to reserve those last two places.
Enjoy a flutter at the Cricket Club on Saturday night from 8pm. All welcome.