Coronavirus restrictions have badly impacted many charities’ fundraising this year, with social distancing rules making many events impossible. Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, one of the local causes to be affected, have taken a different approach to their annual Open Gardens and created a virtual version.
Here’s how to support the Hospice and take a peak into some impressive local gardens from the comfort of your own living room:
“Due to Covid-19, we are sadly unable to host our usual Open Gardens Festival. However, we are excited to bring you our first-ever Virtual Open Gardens, so that you can explore a variety of beautiful gardens from the comfort of your home!
Tim Barnes, hospice trustee, who organised the event said: “Our wonderful garden hosts have put together over 40 homemade video tours of their stunning and lovingly tended gardens from around Bexley, Blackheath, Charlton, Eltham and Greenwich. We really hope you enjoy your virtual visit and pick up some gardening ideas and inspiration!”
We would like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful garden owners who have worked so hard to bring their gardens to life and raise money for the Hhspice.
Please consider donating the entrance fee to our emergency appeal so we can continue to provide our specialist end of life care to families in our community.”
See the Charlton garden entries: https://twhitham.wixsite.com/opengardens2020/blackheath
Donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/virtualopengardens
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