Record Amounts Raised
THE MARTINEAU GARDENS SUMMER GARDEN PARTY 2015
A record amount of funds was raised for Martineau Gardens at our recent Summer Garden Party Fundraiser on Saturday 11 July. The event, co-ordinated by supporters and volunteers of the charity, raised over £7,077 for Martineau Gardens, doubling that which was raised last year. The sounds of Chet Baker, Miles Davies, Herbie Hancock and more, performed by award-winning jazz musicians The Bryan Corbett Quartet were the perfect backdrop to a beautiful evening. The weather was warm, the roses were in full bloom and guests enjoyed music, cheese and wine and took part in a charity auction.
Thanks to Shakespeare Martineau (courtesy of whom we enjoyed the fabulous food and wine), Jeremy Thornton from Biddle and Webb (our pro bono auctioneer), to Hayley from Majestic Wine who stayed for free to serve wine to our guests, and most importantly, to the generosity of our supporters who donated lots for the auction and bid enthusiastically, the event raised a record amount. Our thanks to the Garden Party Committee for all their efforts for this memorable evening.
Sue Roberts, Chair of Trustees for Martineau Gardens and organiser of the Summer Garden Party said:
“Our charity receives no funding from the government – we’re overwhelmed by the support of local residents who have contributed to the success of this event, in money and in kind.”
She added: “Martineau Gardens provides much needed volunteering opportunities for vulnerable adults and a beautiful green space for all to enjoy.”