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Mike Encourages Residents to Open their Gardens for Charity


Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, is calling on residents with interesting gardens and open spaces to help support The Sussex Beacon’s annual open garden event.

The Garden Gadabout sees over 60 private gardens and community spaces in Brighton & Hove and surrounding areas, open to the public during two weekends in June. The event raises money for The Sussex Beacon, a charity for men, women and families who are affected by HIV. Open 365 days a year, The Sussex Beacon helps people to manage the everyday realities of living with this life-long condition.

The Garden Gadabout event is held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd June as well as Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th June. If anyone can help, please get in touch with Cath Mattos from The Sussex Beacon on 01273 694222 or fundraising@sussexbeacon.org.uk. For more information on the Garden Gadabout, click here.

Commenting, Mike said: “The Garden Gadabout is a fascinating opportunity to explore interesting gardens around the city and help raise money for an important local charity. I hope that anyone who has an interesting garden or space and feels that they can help – even for a day – will get in touch with The Sussex Beacon.”