We were delighted to be invited back to Stody Lodge on Sunday 28th April to serve tea and cakes in the beautiful gardens to raise money for our charity.
Stody Lodge Gardens is renowned for being one of East Anglia’s most dramatic spring gardens with 14-acres of rhododendrons, azaleas, magnolias, camellias and carpets of spring bulbs. Normally only open to the public in May, the earlier April opening date for the Where’s Wally event has been chosen specifically to capture the flowering period of the garden’s 40 different varieties of daffodils, bluebells and early-flowering azaleas and rhododendrons.
We were pleased to see people enjoying a hunt for our charity butterfly logo through the gardens, a treasure map and games on the lawn, as well as enjoying the ‘Where’s Wally’ theme for the afternoon. There was also the opportunity to buy our ‘Flight for Youth’ ceramic butterflies to help us celebrate our 25th anniversary year.
A huge thank you to everybody who visited, those who baked or donated a cake – we had an amazing selection to sell, which included everything from chocolate, carrot, lemon drizzle cakes and everything in between. Visitors were spoilt for choice! Thank you also to all of the brilliant volunteers who gave up their afternoon to help at the event, and to the Stody Lodge team for their continued support of our charity.
I consider myself very lucky to work for The Benjamin Foundation- I have been encouraged and supported to take on more challenges and can honestly say I am never bored!