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OPEN GARDEN RAISES OVER £650 FOR TWO CHARITIES

Earl Mountbatten Hospice LogoA Garden Table Top Sale held in the beautiful grounds of Northclose Cottage, Bembridge, last month has raised over £670 for two charities.

The money will be split evenly between Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Dementia UK, and the event was part of an initiative by both charities to work more closely together and possibly share services in the future.

Funds were raised from donations made by those entering the event that saw local stallholders selling a range of produce including jewellery, children’s books, beauty products and plants.

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The money will help Earl Mountbatten Hospice to provide care to patients nearing the end of life and also support Dementia UK in providing an Admiral Nurse – a mental health nurse specialising in Dementia – on the Island.

Representatives from Earl Mountbatten Hospice and Dementia UK also attended the event.

Hospice chief executive Mrs Jo Blackburn said;

“I am sure I speak for Dementia UK as well as the Hospice when I offer my sincere thanks to all those involved in organising the event and also all those who attended.

“A fantastic amount of money was raised which will help provide care to Island patients in need.”

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