Thousands raised as record numbers visit St Bernard's in Bloom - The Solihull Observer

Thousands raised as record numbers visit St Bernard's in Bloom

Solihull Editorial 9th Jul, 2024   0

FLOWERS stood proud as record breaking numbers visited the St Bernard’s in Bloom Open Gardens.

More than 1,000 residents plus children helped raise over £11,000 for the Stroke Association.

As well as the 12 gardens on display other gardens were open for tea, cakes, samosas and music all afternoon, including a the West Midlands police cadets drum corp who who entertained visitors.

Most children entered the children’s quiz, which was aimed at getting young people involved in gardening and horticulture, and were given a pack of sunflower seeds to grow.

Some of the houses had display boards recalling the fascinating history of the houses since the late 19th century, including engineering genius Fred Lanchester who lived in the road in the 1880s.

Stoke Association Midlands associate director, Sarah Adderley said: “I was blown away by this event and grateful to everyone involved raising a significant amount of money as well as raising awareness of stroke and our charity.




“The impact of stroke can be devastating and events like this help people realise they can access support as they try to rebuild their lives after stroke.”


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