Stody Lodge Gardens welcomed hundreds of visitors through its doors in May 2018 and raised a fantastic £15,900 for local charities through its homemade teas.
This year the charities invited to provide the homemade teas, from which they take all the proceeds, included Tapping House, The Benjamin Foundation, Heritage House, The Holt Youth Centre, St Johns Ambulance, St Andrews Church in Holt, Stody and Hunworth Churches, Thornage Hall, Norwich Pride and the National Garden Scheme. These ten charities fuelled busy garden lovers with delicious cakes, brownies, flapjacks, sandwiches, sausage rolls and scones.
Chris Elliot, Marketing and Fundraising Manager at The Benjamin Foundation, said: “After hosting a successful afternoon serving tea and cakes in May 2017, we were delighted to be invited back to Stody Lodge by the MacNicol family in 2018. The support of local businesses and organisations is so important to us both in terms fundraising and raising awareness of the work we do to help local people who are going through challenging times.”
Chris continues. “Our heartfelt thanks to everybody involved in such a successful afternoon, including our wonderful volunteers and staff who helped us at the event, bakers and business supporters who supplied us with cakes and snacks to sell, and of course the team from the Stody Estate and the MacNicol family for giving us this valuable opportunity.”
Kate MacNicol of Stody Lodge Gardens, said: “All of the charities we invited to provide homemade teas in the gardens this May worked incredibly hard and we are delighted that they raised such significant sums for their individual worthy causes. A stop-off at the tea rooms for a delicious homemade Victoria sponge, flapjack or brownie, has become an essential part of any visit to see the spectacular colour at Stody Lodge Gardens.”