Golden garden open in Newbourne
A NEWBOURNE fundraiser will open her garden gates to a party with a golden era twist.Judy Riggs, who has held a garden party annually for the last twenty years has invited all to the Newbourne village to rock and roll with a golden era tribute band.
A NEWBOURNE fundraiser will open her garden gates to a party with a golden era twist.
Judy Riggs, who has held a garden party annually for the last 20 years has invited all to the Newbourne village to rock and roll with a golden era tribute band.
Especially welcome are past and present villagers and any members of the Newbourne Young Farmers club of the 1960s.
Mrs Riggs said: "It is a lot of fun and the food is very good. It is very good value for money. It is a natural garden, it isn't formal in any way. I just pray for good weather."
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Last year's party raised £1,370 for the St Mary's Church fund in Newbourne and Mrs Riggs, who has been a secretary at the church for over 30 years, is hoping to raise as much money for the same cause this year.
To keep the church open in the small community of 200 people, at least £6,000 has to be raised each year.
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All the proceeds from the event will go to the fund.
Alan Wade and the golden era tribute band have raised more than £8,000 for a number of charities over the last 18 months and they will return to Newbourne after their first performance at Fenn House last year.
Money raised in the past by the band members, Alan Wade, Mick Chennell, John and Derrick Spurgeon and Barry Durrant, has gone to charities including the St Elizabeth Hospice, MacMillan nurses, Animal Rescue and the RNLI.
The party at Fenn House, Fenn Lane, Newbourne will start at 7pm on July 27. Admission is £5 and drinks, snacks and a number of stalls will be available.