16 April 2024

Garden Open raises £21,000 for Salisbury Hospice

Salisbury Hospice Charity’s annual Garden Open at Hatch House has raised over £21,000 for Salisbury Hospice this year – the highest total to date.

The event, hosted by Sir Henry and Lady Holly Rumbold, and organised by the Tisbury Fundraising Committee, was held over two days this year on Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of September.

Stalls sold a variety of items including vintage and designer clothes, bric-a-brac, tea and cakes, organic produce, local honey, children’s toys, jumble and books.

The gardens delighted visitors previewing stunning autumn colours. The wonderful weather ensured guests could make the most of the outdoors and were able to sit with a refreshment and enjoy the idyllic scenery that surrounds the house.

Leftover items from the stalls were donated to refugees fleeing the conflict in Afghanistan, Save the Children, and Alabaré, a local charity that supports the homeless.

Salisbury Hospice Charity would like to thank Sir Henry Rumbold and Lady Holly Rumbold for the use of Hatch House; Lady Holly and Elspeth Vernon plus their team of industrious helpers for their many hours of organising all the clothes for sale; Tamsin Lee and the Tisbury committee for their incredible hard work organising and running the event, and all the hospice volunteers who helped across the weekend.

The charity said the wider team at the hospice are so thankful for this incredible total which will fund the vital hospice services, ensuring the service remains free to its patients and their families.

Tamsin Murley, Community fundraiser for Salisbury Hospice Charity said, “It was wonderful to see so many people enjoying the gardens, delicious refreshments and the ever-popular clothes sale at Hatch House over a fabulous weekend.

“We are so very grateful to Sir Henry & Lady Holly Rumbold for their support, together with our fabulous Tisbury Fundraising committee and the many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make it such a resounding success”.

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Beth Doherty
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Written by Beth Doherty