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Bishop's Garden Party raises £1603.30

The Benjamin Foundation had a fantastic day at the Bishop's Garden in Norwich on Sunday 10th September.

In the grounds of Norwich Cathedral, the garden is kindly opened by the Bishop of Norwich to charities on selected Sundays throughout the Summer.  On this, the final open day of 2017, entertainment was provided by the Norwich Community Choir and the Norwich City Concert Band, with a special gardening Q&A session with Ellen Mary Gardening, Richard Beales Roses and Garden Design, Brian from Anglia in Bloom, and Alison Findlay from the Royal Horticultural Society.

We were also joined by facepainter, Johanna Martin, and storyteller Doug Vallgren, author of Rupert the Dinosaur.

With plenty to see and do throughout the afternoon, guests were also able to enjoy refreshments and cakes, which had kindly been donated by The Benjamin Foundation staff and volunteers, our supporters from Horning, including Hazel Funnell and Pat Mortimer, 7 Surrey Street Cafe, and Brancaster House Wealth Management and Accounting.  Charlie Hodson and Archers Butchers also donated sausage rolls for the occasion.

Our thanks also to the volunteers who helped to ensure the event ran smoothly, and to the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Clapham and Collinge Solicitors for the use of their PA, microphone and marquee.

Around 270 people visited and helped us to raise an amazing £1603.30, which will support our work with children, young people and families in Norfolk and Suffolk.  

Thank you to the Bishop's Garden, and to everybody who attended, supported and enjoyed the day with us.