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St Bernard’s Road Open Gardens Group raise £6,000 for Stroke Association

Sarah Mason 9th Aug, 2017

BEAUTIFUL blooms were on show when private gardens opened in the St Bernard’s Road section of the Olton Conservation Area helped raise more than £6,600 for the Stroke Association.

Each year, the St Bernard’s Road Open Gardens Group open garden to the public to raise vital funds for charity and this year they chose the Stroke Association.

The Victorian and Edwardian houses in St Bernard’s Road were planned with large gardens when they were built – perfect for green-fingered enthusiasts.

This year 11 houses along the road opened their garden gates to welcome visitors and help raise funds for the charity, which supports people living with the devastating impact of stroke and funds vital research.

Visitors to the event were able to enjoy spacious lawns, a colourful range of perennial plants, vegetable cultivation and mature trees.

They could also buy a wide range of plants, enjoy refreshments and home-made cakes and even enjoy Pimms and live music in one of the gardens.

Celia Remington, Event Organiser, said: “Our group would like to thank all our sponsors, helpers and visitors who contributed to the success of the event.”

Claire Weaver, Community and Events Fundraiser for the Stroke Association, joined members of the group to receive the funds raised.

She said: “With more than 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital that we have people like the residents at St Bernard’s Road to help raise funds.

“We’re incredibly grateful to them all for choosing to support the Stroke Association.

“The fantastic amount raised will go a long way in helping to support people who are living with the effects of stroke and their families and carers, as well as help to prevent people from having a stroke.”

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