Great British Garden Party 2021 raises over £25,000 to-date
This summer people up and down the country, and as far away as Houston, USA, hosted Great British Garden Parties to support some of the UK’s best-loved nursing and health charities. From afternoon tea to paella parties, plant sales to street parties, cake stalls to wonderful evenings with music and dancing, there were a multitude of creative interpretations of what a Great British Garden Party can be.
“It’s been a wonderfully creative and exciting Great British Garden Party season,” says Chief Executive, George Plumptre. “Along with some great themes and fundraising activities – from guess the name of the calf to raffles and bring and buy sales – we’ve been supported by young helpers, staunch supporters and lots of new friends, and raised over £25,000 so far.
“What’s really exciting is that the Great British Garden Party is becoming part of our additional fundraising activities that everyone – whatever your garden is like – can get involved with at any time of the year. And, with Halloween and the bonfire party season coming up, there’s still time to interpret the Great British Garden Party theme with a winter twist, bringing friends and family together and helping to raise vital funds for charity.”
“It’s been simply marvellous seeing the wonderful variety and creativity of those supporting the Great British Garden Party this year,” added National Garden Scheme president, Mary Berry. “Thank you so much to everyone who has hosted a party and who still plans to host one… it’s really never too late to sign up!”