Celebrate the summer at Willow Wood’s fete

SUMMER is well and truly underway, and if you’re looking for a day out that’s not too far to travel, why not call round to the Willow Wood summer fete on Saturday, July 14.

Summer Fete organiser Elaine McConnell in the garden

There’s a great mix of stalls including clothes and accessories, hand-crafted items, toys, delicious cakes and chocolates, lovely greeting cards, jewellery and more.

Willow Wood’s garden volunteers will have their own stall selling beautiful plants raised at the hospice.

There’ll be plenty of refreshments whether you fancy a glass of Pimms, a cream tea, a light lunch, or something from Sheila’s famous barbeque.

It will take £2.5million to maintain care at Willow Wood this year (that works out at over £6,800 every day) and they will be holding a raffle and tombola to help meet this target.

Could you donate any items as prizes? They would love it if you could drop off at reception any bottles of wine or spirits, boxes of chocolates, biscuits or unwanted gift sets. Small items such as toiletries are welcome too, as they can combine these to make up hampers.

The Willow Wood ducks are helped on their way

The summer fete is also the venue for the butterfly memory release where hundreds of lovely butterflies will fly from hands into the sensory gardens.

Each butterfly will be dedicated to the memory of a loved one and there are still some butterflies available should you wish to remember someone in this magical way.

Go online to: www.willowwood.info to find out more or to dedicate online.

Entrance into the summer fete is £2.

Meanwhile, WIllow Wood’s long-established duck race is an old favourite in the fundraising calendar, but this year there are a couple of changes.

It will be later in the year on Sunday, August 12 and, for the first time, you can book your duck online.

Just go to the website: www.willowwood.info 

And don’t worry if you can’t be at the race – they will get in touch with the winners of the three cash prizes.

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