Early in the summer, eleven gardens in Oundle opened to the public to raise money for Cransley Hospice Trust. On the day, a phenomenal £4458 was raised for Cransley Hospice, far exceeding the initial £2,000 target.
The Open Gardens event was organised by Alison Lloyd, whose father came under the hospice’s care. Cransley Hospice cares for patients in East Northamptonshire with life-limiting illnesses, either at the hospice at St Mary’s Hospital, Kettering, or the patient’s home. Hospice care includes physical and mental health, and social and spiritual care, and is very dependent on fund-raising and donations to maintain its services.