A COUPLE have raised more than £800 after opening their Dilhorne garden to the public. Villagers and visitors from further afield enjoyed the fund-raising garden party at the home of John and Gill Hancock in August.
Now, the couple have presented a cheque for £865.15 to ambassador for the hospice, Duncan Cowans.
The pair have regularly opened their garden to visitors as part of a drive to support the Douglas Macmillan Hospice following the sad death of their nephew.
Gill’s sister, Pat Wareham, lost her son, Christopher, at the age of just 51 after a battle with cancer.
Gill said: “Christopher was cared for at the hospice and since then we’ve held these events to raise funds for the Dougie Mac.
“Pat came along on the day and we all had a lovely chat with another Dougie Mac ambassador, Mike Pegg from Tean.
“John and I both enjoy the garden, although I’m probably the gardening enthusiast.
“Christopher’s son, Matthew is also a keen gardener, so he came to help me get everything tip-top for the party.”
The afternoon included refreshments and a number of stalls selling items such as cakes and plants as well as games such as tombola and a bottle stall to help reach the fantastic total.
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