Farm’s open event raises funds for air ambulance

Open Garden with Alpaca at Ring Fen, Holme Fen Drove, Colne, Liz Grange from Houghton Hall Alpacas,

Open Garden with Alpaca at Ring Fen, Holme Fen Drove, Colne, Liz Grange from Houghton Hall Alpacas, and Boy Freddy Leonsendon, - Credit: Archant

An open garden event to raise money for the East Anglian Air Ambulance and MAGPAS has been hailed a huge success.

Open Garden with Alpaca at Ring Fen, Holme Fen Drove, Colne, Chloe Payne

Open Garden with Alpaca at Ring Fen, Holme Fen Drove, Colne, Chloe Payne - Credit: Archant

The event took place at Ring Farm, in Holme Fen Drove, in memory of rugby stalwart Brian Abbitt and Patrick Charter.

Over the weekend the entertainment included live music from the Cambridge Jazz Company and Vicky Scrase, as well as the chance to have a picture taken with an alpaca.

Visitors were able to explore the wild flower meadow and other areas of the garden at the farm and refreshments such as homemade cakes and sandwiches with tea, kept everyone happy.

The final fund-raising total is still being calculated.


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Leanne Tyers, from the East Anglian Air Ambulance, said: “We are very grateful to the organisers for choosing us and MAGPAS as the beneficiaries of this event in memory of their close family and friends.

“It was great fun and well attended and we are thankful for all their hard work and to everyone who attended.”

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