Garden festival funds distributed

Pictured at the handover to Cambridge Community House are, from left, Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival project lead Carey Church, Rotary Cambridge president Ray Milner, Cambridge Community House (CCH) general manager Harriet Dixon, and CCH fundraising manager Jenni Dacomb.

Most of the almost $30,000 raised through last year’s Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival was presented to two of the three charities earlier this month.

The inaugural event held last November saw more than 1000 tickets sold for tours of the 10 selected garden, 110 lunches and 90 tours of Lilies by Blewden.  Cambridge Community House received $5000 towards their building project – adding to the $75,000 Rotary gave them last year – while Victim Support received $10,000.

Project lead for the event, Carey Church, said the remainder of the funds will go to a third charity, Rotary Cambridge Charitable Trust.

“They will distribute the funds in their annual grants round mid-year. Of that, $1000 has been granted to the Days for Girls programme. The presentation of that cheque will be made in a few weeks.”

Carey said planning for the next Rotary Cambridge Garden Festival – set down for November 24 – is well underway.



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