Garden event is success

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TWO homes raised almost £1,000 for charity between them at an open gardens event.

Mavis and Keith Till of Appledene and Les and Joan Taylor said they were delighted that Help the Heroes was going to be £968 better off thanks to their contribution to the recent annual Dalton fund-raiser.

Other homes taking part managed to raise £2,000 for St Michael’s Church’s new memorial garden fund, but the Tills and Taylors wanted to do it for soldiers.

Final preparations are being made for Newburgh’s Open Gardens Day on Sunday July 10 from 12.30pm to 5pm. Admission is by programme, either pre-purchased or purchased on the day at the first garden visited. Programmes are priced at £2.50 per adult, with accompanied children free.