Local charity’s annual garden fete returns, bringing joy and community spirit

August 2023


A local charity is thrilled to announce the long-awaited return of its beloved annual garden fete. After a three-year break, this highly anticipated event promises to once again bring joy, laughter, and a strong sense of community to Wiltshire.

Taking place on Saturday 9 September, from noon to 4pm in Prospect Hospice’s gardens in Wroughton, the fete is a highlight of the summer calendar for local people and visitors alike. This year’s event is set to be bigger and better than ever, offering a wide range of family-friendly activities, entertainment, and delicious food options.

The garden fete, a cherished tradition in the community, was regrettably cancelled for the past three years. However, the charity has been working to ensure its triumphant return, creating a memorable experience for attendees while raising vital funds to support the outstanding end of life care provided to patients and their families.

Those attending can expect a vibrant line up of live entertainment throughout the day, food provided by the hospice’s catering team, games, stalls and a raffle.

“We are absolutely delighted to bring back our annual garden fete.” said Sheryl Crouch, head of income at the charity. “This event is not only a joyful celebration of community spirit but also a significant fundraising opportunity to support the free specialised care we provide to patients and their families. It will also be the first opportunity for people see our ‘Remember Me’ roses installation to celebrate the lives and honour the memories of loved ones no longer with us.”

“Our fete is only made possible thanks to the dedicated support of volunteers, local businesses, and the community. We are grateful to all those who have contributed their time and resources to ensure the success of this event.  We can’t wait to welcome everyone back and create wonderful memories together.”

There will be a free park and ride service, kindly provided by Swindon Bus Company, as visitors will not be able to park at the hospice on the day. Buses will run throughout the day to and from Nationwide on Pipers Way.

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