Blooming great sum to raise

Please can I take this opportunity to thank all the incredibly generous people who came to the College Valley Open Gardens event in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance last Sunday.

We raised the fantastic sum of £6,105.

Special thanks to the patience shown by those caught up in the traffic jam and apologies for any disappointment and inevitable frustration, but thanks also to the resourcefulness shown by those who went to help and did eventually get you all on the move.

Glendale PR Marketing need a special mention for all their time and help in publicising the event.

To all the unsung heroes who served the teas and washed the cups, and all you wonderful people who baked and helped – thank you.

Fiona Elliot

(on behalf of all the gardeners)