This was the ninth Open Gardens Event organised by the Rotary Club of Stockport Lamplighter.
This year we had 15 private gardens of varying sizs.
One alley garden , one back yard , one wine bar garden and two allotments.
The event was very well supported and we would like to thank those attending both for their financial contributions and for the good observance of Covid precautions.
The total amount achieved will be published here soon as we total up but initial indications suggest that over £4000 was collected !!!!!
History of the Open Gardens Event
We started in 2012 with twelve private gardens and continued until 2017 when we decided the gardeners deserved a year off. Click on the video play button below to see the video tour of last years virtual event.
The event was warmly welcomed back by the Heatons community in 2018 and had grown into a much more community based event with local shops , allotments , clubs and a wine bar getting involved.
In 2019 the Open Gardens Event raised over £3500 in programme sales which went to local charities .
Unfortunately in 2020 we had to hold a virtual event as fund raising by means of programme sales was not possible . Over the last few years the club has raised around £10,000 a year for a variety of charities . The main fund raising events being the Santa Collections , Open Gardens and the Swimathon . The two latter events had to be cancelled as has the 2021 swimathon so our funding has suffered accordingly.
You can donate directly to our Rotary Clubs Charity Fund to help reduce our shortfall , to do this then please click on the blue donate ribbon below to donate via our Givey site .
Text giving by mobile phone is also available by texting HOG5 to 70490 to give £5
Any other amount is also possible , for example text HOG25 to 70490 to give £25
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more The club planted up and delivered pots of seasonal plants to 63 local care homes.
more These are realistic looking robotic cats that respond when being handled by people . We are providing some for local care homes.
more The Club organised the collection of new childrens pyjamas for distribution to local hospitals.
more A video presentation of how the Lamplighters have operated during a full year of lockdown.
more Held at Heaton Mersey Community Centre on St Johns Road. Just a few of the many photos are shown below.
more Photo Gallery of event on 22nd September , great turnout from members to help promote Rotary in the local community .
more Our annual bowling match with the team from Walthew House.
more Over the four weeks of the campaign late in 2019 we put collection boxes in local stores and collected almost 3000 items of clothing ! #PeopleOfAction
more Carrying on with our decoration of Norwood House.
more We worked with local school children and the Heaton Mersey Collective to plant crocus corms . The choice of flower is a reminder of Rotary's campaign to eliminate polio , more details below.
more A display of scarecrows was organised at the station by the Rotary club along with other groups, See details below.
more Club members organise the collection and delivery of food donated by local people to take to food banks .
more In an effort to further boost community spirit and combat loneliness , the Club has sponsored signage for Buddy Benches #PeopleOfAction
more In order to highlight the Polio eradication campaign the club has again organised the planting of purple crocus corms in the area. This year some of the planting was done by pupils of Stella Maris school.
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