Gardeners dig deep to raise money for charity despite rain


Over 100 gardening and brewery fans braved the rain to raise over £2,500 for charity.

The National Garden Scheme (NGS) ‘Yellow Book’ garden, Hunmanby Grange and the Wold Top Brewery’s annual open weekend took place on Saturday 7th June, which turned out to be one of the wettest Saturday’s of the year.

The weekend picked up on the Sunday when the sun was shining leading to a massive increase in numbers with almost four times the amount of attendees.

The weekend raised over £2,000 for the NGS’s designated charities that include the Marie Curie and Parkinson’s UK as well as £500 going to St. Cuthbert’s Church in Burton Fleming.

Brewery owner and garden creator, Gill Mellor said: “We were disappointed with the weather, but it didn’t stop people coming.

“Credit must go to the to our amazing team of staff, family and friends who make sure that the visitors were all looked after.”

Recently, Gill and Tom Mellor were presented an engraved fork to commemorate 20 years of Hunmanby Grange opening for the NGS. In that time it is estimated that they have raised over £30,000 for the nursing, caring and gardening charities.

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