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Garden party raises vital funds for adults with learning disabilities

HFT’S much-anticipated annual garden party in Wadebridge, Cornwall has this year raised over £1000 to support local adults with learning disabilities.

The garden party, hosted by the national learning disability charity, returned on Wednesday 31 May, welcoming friends, family and the local community into Hft’s Wadebridge Resource Centre for a day of games, refreshments, entertainment and high-spirited fundraising.

After declaring the event officially open, Sue Chapman, Regional Area Manager for Cornwall, handed the microphone to local musicians Lee Quinney, Alex Robertson and Drums 4 Fun, who provided the soundtrack to the day’s festivities.

Throughout the day, there were plenty of activities for guests to participate in including a tombola, a plentiful plant stall and a theatrical performance by the centre’s in-house drama group.

The Hft Cornwall crowd also enjoyed a barbecue, with a confectionary stand and homemade cakes to satisfy anyone’s sweet tooth.

The garden party raised over £1200 which will go back into the centre and provide adults with learning disabilities greater opportunities to live their best life possible.

Ollie Mitchell, Day Opportunities Manager, said:

“The day really was a team effort, supported well by the other services in Cornwall, friends, family and the local community.

“We’re thrilled to say we raised a total of £1,237, which will go back into the centre to provide opportunities for the people we support.”

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