On Saturday 9th August, the first little garden party was hosted, raising just over £300 for a little bit of HOPE.
The garden party was held by Sue and John Burton, who, instead of opting for a traditional afternoon tea, decided to have a Pimms and pavlova party, inviting friends and neighbours and getting the whole family involved. Sue’s daughter Lucy made all of the pavlovas while her granddaughters aged 7 and 5 made bunting and donned bridesmaid dresses toact as hostesses.
Sue says “Seeing the ‘host a little garden party’ email set my imagination working, thinking it would be a great way to share my garden and to get people to know about the work of a little bit of HOPE. On an evening out we had some Pimms and so the idea of a Pimms and pavlova was born.
“On the day it was sunny and warm and it gave us a wonderful opportunity to catch up with old friends while helping to support the work of a little bit of HOPE. I think summer is supposed to return soon and I can thoroughly recommend the little garden party idea.”
We would like to say thank you to all those who played a part in making the first garden party a success. The money raised will go towards all of our projects including starting income generation projects with the 40 widows in Bugosa, continuing to develop school farms and allowing the Busolwe Health Workers Association to develop their water project in local communities.
Take a look at https://alittlebitofhope.org/this-summer-why-not-host-a-little-garden-party/ for details and ideas of how you could host a little garden party of your own.