Tuesday, 3 November 2009
Harry’s Lunch Raises £2,500
The theme of this year’s Harry’s Lunch was ‘butterflies’ to tie in with the Harry’s Garden event at Butterfly World. Around 100 people attended the lunch, held at St. Katharine’s, Parmoor, and helped raise just under £2500 for the Meningitis Research Foundation which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary. The event was organised by Wendi Parcell, Florence MacGregor, Sue Robertson & Judi.
In addition to a fantastic array of butterfly themed raffle prizes donated by local businesses, individuals and internet companies there was also a silent auction featuring a number of unique items such as original artwork, a bespoke butterfly cushion and a signed copy of Heston Blumenthal’s The Big Fat Duck Cookbook.
Fern Alder, the award winning garden designer spoke about how she created Harry’s Garden, and about how the sunflowers and sweetpeas grown by guests at last year’s event were used. Guests were able to see how the garden progressed from little more than a building site to the finished result from a display of photographs, brochures and news articles. Upon leaving, they were presented with Butterfly World discount vouchers and a packet of Mr Fothergill’s Butterfly World seed collection.
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