Growing Sunflowers for Florence

As most Hardwick residents will know it’s Open Gardens Day, on the last Sunday in June, is a long standing community event.  Raising much needed funds for the Florence Nightingale Hospice in Stoke Mandeville it is also an opportunity to socialise in the village for residents, their families & friends as well as visitors from across Bucks and wider.  We raised £615 in 2019 & hoped to improve on that in 2020.

However we will not be able to open our gardens this year & HVCA is keen to find a way to help the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity get the funds it so badly needs.

This year we are doing something different to raise money.  HVCA are organising a competition  to ‘Grow the tallest sunflower for Florence’.

In the next few days every household will  receive an envelope containing 6 seeds with instructions on how to plant & grow your sunflowers.  You have until Saturday 19th September when the tallest sunflower will be crowned the winner.  Send us your photos of your tallest sunflower & it’s height + your name etc or ask us to come & measure/photo it for you.  More details on that will follow nearer to judging time.  Photos will be posted on the Hardwick Village website

If you don’t feel able to plant your seeds please pass them on to family or friends – they can plant on your behalf.

Hardwick Parish Council are kindly sponsoring this event with a donation of £250,  You can add to this by making a donation by cheque made payable to Hardwick Village Community Association or cash posted in an envelope with your name & address, through the door or letter box at Langland View (Amanda) or Church View, 3 Coronation Bungalows (Gill) or ring 01296 640688 for collection.

Any questions contact Gill or Amanda 01296640688

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