Garden thanks

SIR - I wanted to write and thank all those who supported our Open Gardens Day on Sunday, April 8, whether they were visiting, opening their gardens, helping out or making and serving teas.

A total of �650 was raised for the Newton Poppleford and Harpford Diamond Jubilee funds, which quite exceeded expectations!

We were blessed with perfect weather for pottering around gardens and tramping the length and breadth of the village.

We had about 180 visitors; in addition to local residents, it was very pleasing to see quite a few visitors from surrounding villages and also a number of holiday-makers, all making the most of the bank holiday weekend, and most must have found their way to the village hall as the delicious, donated, homemade cakes were pretty much sold out.

All in all, the level of support made all the effort worthwhile, so thanks again to everyone.


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Gill Savage

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Station Road, Newton Poppleford

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