Open Gardens Donation

DonMentia has received a generous donation from the Bessacarr Open Gardens Group.

Eileen Harrington, the founder of DonMentia, was presented with £2,571.50 from John McChrystal a member of the gardens group on July 11 at the Dementia Forum at Forest Gate on the RDaSH Tickhill Road site.

The proceeds were raised from the Bessacarr group’s annual open garden events which took place over the weekend of June 23 and 24 attracting over four hundred people.

Eileen said: “A very big thank you to the Bessacarr Open Gardens Group and to everyone who volunteered and visited their beautiful gardens. Their generosity will go a long way towards making a real difference to Doncaster people who are feeling the impact of this terrible condition.”

Eight Bessacarr residents opened their ‘garden gates’ and gave visitors a warm summertime welcome. Guests had the opportunity to walk through the private gardens and enjoy refreshments, while contributing to good causes by buying plants, produce and tickets for raffles and tombola.

John McChrystal, Member of the Bessacarr Open Gardens Group, said: “We are very pleased to be able to give DonMentia this donation. The event was such a huge success and I want to thank everyone for supporting us. We always donate to Doncaster charities and this year decided on three, of which DonMentia was one. More and more people are experiencing the effects of dementia and we hope that our contribution will help make their lives better.”

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