Garden Party Joy July 7, 2023

We had a terrific Garden Party on Saturday – were you there? Huge thanks to everyone who attended and everyone who got involved with supporting the event, whether donating prizes and gifts for the event, or giving up your time to help us.

The Garden Party brings together a huge team of friends and supporters and we’ve very grateful for the continued support of Nicholls, Brimble, Bhol who sponsored the event.

Many of you will recognise Sue Roberts (our fundraising ambassador) from the gallery of photos. Sue first conceived the garden party for us 9 years ago and has been the driving force that has enabled it to grow into the gorgeous celebration it is today. Thank you Sue.

There was a wonderful atmosphere – even the weather played ball! Our music for the evening was Wild Clover who played two lively sets, on the deck of our pirate shipwreck. Our auctioneer Nick Davies encouraged much generosity from our enthusiastic bidders, and we are bowled over by the results our charity auction brought in. Please take a moment to flick through the brochure below, from which you’ll see just how many local businesses and individuals have backed the event – and if you’d like to get involved next year, now’s a good time to get in touch!

Thank you too to Liam Basford, our probono designer for our brochure front cover and design support throughout the year.

Our thanks to to Jas and her family for running the delicious catering offer for us. And, last but not least, an enormous shout out to our incredible team of volunteers who worked their socks off with much energy and dedication to help us host this wonderful event.