When Walberton Nursery decided to open it’s doors to the public for Open Farm Sunday on 9th June, two charities were selected to benefit from any money taken on the day. Money was raised via plant sales, home baked cake sales, refreshments and a plant your own pot activity. In total, the event raised £745, with colleagues from Toddington, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries, and the Farplants Group participating in the day itself, and in the preparations. To read more about events on the day, click here:
The funds were split evenly between Perennial and the Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation.
Perennial is the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping people in need who work in horticulture. Walberton, Binsted and Fleurie Nurseries are all proud sponsors of their work on a regular basis. .
The Smith-Magenis Syndrome Foundation, is a small UK registered charity that supports families who have children of all ages with SMS and provides information for professionals working with these families. Jim Willis, of Toddington Nursery, suggested raising funds for SMS as his son Matthew has the condition. Matthew was presented with a cheque for his charity today and very much enjoyed his visit to the nursery. The money will be invaluable in helping to buy specialist sleeping compartments for youngsters with SMS.