AN ANNUAL fundraising event raised over £6,000 for North West Cancer Research (NWCR), by allowing visitors to explore a number of beautiful gardens.
The Secret Gardens of Caldy function gives an opportunity for garden lovers to enjoy a spot of afternoon tea whilst wandering around 10 immaculate gardens, including Manor Farm which is the oldest house in Caldy, dating back to 1683.
The event welcomed over 600 visitors, 150 more than last year, and chairman of the Caldy Committee John Lewis-Lloyd said: “The event just keeps getting better and better.
“This year we topped last year’s total of £5,000.
“It was a lovely way to spend the day whilst raising a lot of money for a fantastic cause.”
With this extra money the charity will fund vital exploratory research into the causes and effects of many different cancers.
NWCR is one of the most cost-effective charities in the region, with almost 90p of every £1 being injected straight back into the research of cancer and how it spreads.
Anne Jackson, CEO of NWCR, said: “This is one of my favourite events and we are so grateful to all of the visitors who are helping raise money for the charity.
“NWCR spends nearly £1m each year on research projects which we hope to continue with the generous support from the public.”