Firstly a very big thank you to everyone who supplied cakes, refreshments, books and plants to sell last Sunday or gave their time to help in anyway. Also thank you to Roy and Katie Huffey for the beautiful flowers in church which were admired by visitors. Finally thanks to the Garden owners who worked so hard to prepare their gardens. The visitors were very complimentary.
Financially the day was very successful. You may have noticed we increased the ticket price to £4 this year to bring us in line with other open days. This, together with some generous donations and the excellent returns from food provision, stalls and activities on the day meant a profit of £1,922 which is the highest total ever. There was also an increase in numbers attending (approx. 262)
John has informed me that there have been 23 Open Garden Days since 1991 which have raised a total of £31,835. That is a wonderful community effort. The money from this year’s event will be going towards the completion of the south transept reordering. I am pleased to say that the PCC have accepted a tender for this work and are now waiting for a start date.