08 Jun Bill, Ben and Little Weed help raise thousands of pounds for charity
By Joseph Flaig
Bill, Ben and Little Weed helped raise thousands of pounds for charity as they invited people into open gardens.
This week, Epping Open Gardens organiser Susan Axford announced that the bank holiday event received over £3,000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and local charity the Chigwell Riding Trust.
On May 29, 10 different gardens opened their gates to the public.
Starting at Shaftesbury Farm in Lindsey Street, a variety of styles were on show including small paved courtyards to large open expanses with views over open countryside to Copped Hall.
“We would like to thank everybody who opened their gardens for us,” said Ms Axford, 56.
“It was a great event and in beautiful weather, we were very fortunate.”
Ms Axford thanked Rebecca Ashton, 24, who has had cystic fibrosis.
She inspired the choice of the event’s charity and held the raffle on the day.
“We wanted to pay tribute to her and her family’s braveness through a life of illness,” said Ms Axford.
She also thanked visitors, garden owners and shops which donated prizes.
For information about raffle prizes or to take part in the next event two years from now, phone 01992 561 588.