Cadhay opens its doors for fundraising events

Cadhay is throwing open its doors for a week of events to raise money for local charities.

Beginning with the May Fair for Ottery Parish Church tomorrow, there are several days-worth of outdoor fundraisers utilising the gardens at the country estate.

This Tuesday there is a coffee morning for the National Trust, and afternoon tea to raise money for Hospiscare, and on Wednesday morning the Churches Together in Ottery are having a Bible Society event.

On Wednesday afternoon there is ‘Piggy Ascot’, with electronic pig racing and a performance by bluegrass group Dixiegrass to raise money for Ottery Carnival and FORCE.

Thursday sees week close with a jazz picnic for Ottery and District Help scheme.

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Cadhay’s owner Rupert Thistlewayte has been opening Cadhay’s normally private doors since he inherited the property eight years ago, and sees it as a great opportunity to use it for the good of the community.

The gardens are open every Friday from May until September, and this year they are offering season tickets for �10 to encourage locals to visit throughout the opening season.

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