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Town charity boosted by generous donation
10:00am Sunday 16th September 2012 in News
GREEN-fingered residents, who annually open their Bromsgrove gardens to raise money for charity, are this year giving a town charity a boost.
The three gardens, two in Braces Lane and the third a short walk away on the Birmingham Road, collectively known as Marlbrook gardens, open each year under the National Gardens Scheme (NGS).
The entrance fees have been donated to Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie, and in the past five years more than £25,000 has been raised for the charities.
Money raised through other sales, such as refreshments, can be given to a local charity chosen by the residents.
This year £300 has been raised, and the gardeners decided to give the money to Bromsgrove’s Basement Project.
The charity supports young homeless people, and is based underground next to Bromsgrove Baptist Church in New Road.
Jackie Hooper, the Basement’s manager, said: “We are delighted these local people have decided to support us.
“Sadly the need for our work is actually increasing with the current financial climate, just at the same time it becomes even more difficult to obtain grants.
“So we would hope this gift might inspire other local people and organisations to take part in or run events on behalf of our work.”
For more details on the project see bromsgrovebasementproject.co.uk.
More information on NGS gardens open in Worcestershire can be found at ngs.org.uk.