Open gardens help charity funds blossom

CASH IN THE GARDENS: Jean Goddard, Community Fund Raiser for Lincolnshire British Red Cross, with Caistor in Bloom chairman Deborah Barker and committee member Michael Galligan. (Lin)
CASH IN THE GARDENS: Jean Goddard, Community Fund Raiser for Lincolnshire British Red Cross, with Caistor in Bloom chairman Deborah Barker and committee member Michael Galligan. (Lin)
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CAISTOR’S open gardens and 
scarecrow event this summer has 
given a cash boost to the British Red Cross.

The third consecutive event saw 12 gardens open to the public, attracting well over 200 paying visitors who travelled from far and wide.

Charity representatives Jean Goddard and Beryl Hutchinson went along to the town’s inaugural event, but sadly Beryl died just the week before the 
presentation,

So Jean travelled from her Grantham base to accept the £319 cheque on behalf of the British Red Cross, expressing her delight with the amount raised and talking of the many happy memories she had of visits to Caistor with Beryl.

There are plans are to repeat the open gardens day next year, with the date of Sunday, June 16 penciled in – and plans to it an even bigger success.

Any Caistor resident wishing to take part in the event or help in any way can speak to any member of the Caistor in Bloom Group; call Deborah Barker on 01472 851883, Rick Merrall 01472 851515 or visit www.caistorinbloom.co.uk