Garden party celebrates three charities good work

Front, from the left, Jane Booth and Estelle Brown from Incredible Edible, day care manager Sally Darlington and President of Todmorden Lions Michael Clarkson at the garden party
Front, from the left, Jane Booth and Estelle Brown from Incredible Edible, day care manager Sally Darlington and President of Todmorden Lions Michael Clarkson at the garden party

THE community came together for an incredible garden party.

The event, held at Age Concern Todmorden on Harley Street, was the charity’s way of thanking its sponsors - Incredible Edible, Todmorden Lions and Upper Calder Charities Assist (UCCA).

Sally Darlington, of Age Concern Todmorden, said: “It was great and we had a lot of people there from the Lions, Incredible Edible and UCCA.

“Everybody just had a nice time and we all had afternoon tea and just enjoyed the nice weather.

“All the residents liked the party because we got a lot of visitors and so it was a chance for them to speak to other people, rather than just me.”

Up to 30 people turned up for the party, in which afternoon tea was served, and it was a chance for the charity to thank its sponsors for the improvements staff and volunteers have been able to make to the centre’s garden.

“Everybody looked at the garden stuff, which was bought by the Lions, Incredible Edible and UCCA,” said Sally. “I’d like to thank them all for the work they’ve done and the money they’ve donated to make our garden fabulous.

“Incredible Edible have also grown some vegetables, which we can cook and serve to our clients.”

The family of Mary Hallam, who was the oldest client at the centre until she died six weeks ago, have donated a bench and plaque for the garden in her memory.