Bexley couple’s open garden event to boost children’s hospice

PUBLISHED: 09:54 09 July 2015 | UPDATED: 09:55 09 July 2015

The Demelza children's hospice in Sittingbourne

The Demelza children's hospice in Sittingbourne


Visit Japanese-style garden and help Demelza

If you like visiting gardens and want to help charity too then you’re in luck.

Bexley residents John and Una Gray are holding an open garden event to raise money for Demelza Hospice Care for Children on Sunday, July 26, at 31 Wansunt Road from 1pm to 5pm.

Entry costs £3 and there will also be home-made cakes, teas and coffees, a plant sale, a raffle and stalls including selling jewellery, collectables and greeting cards.

Demelza has hospices in Eltham and Kent and cares for more than 800 children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions – it relies almost entirely on fundraising, donations and gifts in wills.

Demelza volunteer Pat Sabine said: “It’s a beautiful Japanese style garden. I was absolutely bowled over – it’s gorgeous.

“These open gardens are a great opportunity for people to look round some stunning gardens which are not normally open to the public while also helping Demelza to raise vital funds and awareness. It’s going to be lovely – fingers crossed for good weather.”

There are other open garden events taking place across Kent, East Sussex and London.

For a full list of all of them, see

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