Garden sale beats Bertha

Steve Bustin, right, and John Williams opened their garden to visitors in aid of blood cancer charity MPD Voice

Steve Bustin, right, and John Williams opened their garden to visitors in aid of blood cancer charity MPD Voice

First published in News

The tail end of Hurricane Bertha failed to deter visitors from discovering a hidden garden while raising money for charity.

As the remnants of the storm battered the coast at the weekend, the owners of a home in Belton Close, Brighton, opened their garden to 130 visitors.

Owners Steve Bustin and John Williams raised more than £1,000 for blood cancer charity MPD Voice, through entry fees and sales from a selection of refreshments, home-made produce and plants.

Mr Bustin said: “The event went really well. We were a bit worried about the weather but we are a hardy bunch and we beat Bertha.

“We were really thrilled with the turnout and had more visitors than we expected. We’ve had such a fantastic summer working in and enjoying the garden so we wanted to share it with as many people as possible.”

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7:49am Wed 13 Aug 14

Ouseler says...

£1000+ and not the best of weather. Well done, good effort folks.
£1000+ and not the best of weather. Well done, good effort folks. Ouseler
  • Score: 6

7:54am Wed 13 Aug 14

Wide Bertha says...

And I managed to walk away unscathed
And I managed to walk away unscathed Wide Bertha
  • Score: -2

7:25pm Wed 13 Aug 14

stevo!! says...

What a dodgy pose!
What a dodgy pose! stevo!!
  • Score: 0

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