BRETHERTON GARDENS OPEN FOR CHARITY IN 2014
A group of gardens spread across the village opens each year for the National Gardens Scheme (the Yellow Book) in aid of well-known national charities such as Macmillan, Marie Curie, Help the Hospices, Crossroads - Caring for Carers. This year, 20% of funds raised are being donated direct to St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall.
This year we were open on four days
Sunday May 25th; Sunday June 15th; Sunday July 20th; Sunday Sep 7th;
It has been another successful season for the National Gardens Scheme in Bretherton. A grand total of £7081 was raised, with 80% going to the Scheme's beneficiaries, and 20% direct to St Catherine's Hospice in Lostock Hall. Teas at the Congregational Schoolroom have been the usual draw (we hear that some visitors bypass the gardens and just come for tea), and have raised a further £1405 for the Church. Our thanks to all visitors and helpers, and to all patient and understanding neighbours throughout the village. Dates for next year will be announced in Spring.