By some miracle, our Open Day was blessed with wonderful weather right through the whole day (OK, the sun was of the hazy variety but we weren’t complaining), right up until the last bit of bunting was taken down and we all headed wearily to our cars – when the heavens opened!
Many, many thanks to the staff and members who worked so hard on the day and in preparation for the whole event, we had lots of people saying how well tended the Gardens were and especially how good the member’s own plots were looking.
A special mention should go to the children from Angel Road School and to Sue Graham, their music teacher, who played Steel Band music throughout the day and helped to create a wonderfully relaxed and happy atmosphere. Their playing was interspersed with performances from Assist members and staff, firstly performing some Zumba routines and later a piece practised as part of sessions that have taken place at Assist supported by Garage staff.
These Open Days just get better and better each year, so well done to everyone who helped make it such a success this time round. We took over £1,500 on the day as well, which will all be spent on improving facilities and equipment at the Gardens, so that more members can enjoy it long into the future.