Open gardens event in Lyndon raises money towards new classroom at St Mary and St John’s Primary School in North Luffenham

Photo: SM100612-027ow'Lyndon open gardens. From left, John Watson, Pam Watson, Norma Bloomfield and Keith Bloomfield at Lyndon Hall.
Photo: SM100612-027ow'Lyndon open gardens. From left, John Watson, Pam Watson, Norma Bloomfield and Keith Bloomfield at Lyndon Hall.

FIVE gardens opened on Sunday to raise money towards a new school classroom.

The gardens and the village hall in Lyndon were opened to raise money towards the appeal to build a new classroom at St Mary and St John’s Primary School in North Luffenham.

So far, the organisers have raised £125,000 towards the £134,000 total and the open gardens event raised an additional £2,800.

There was also a raffle, tombola, barbecue and other refreshments.

Project coordinator Diana McDuff said: “It went fantastically well. The weather was very kind to us.

“We were pleased with what we raised.”

She said about 200 cars were parked in the village and people also travelled on foot and by bicycle.

Edward and Justine Conant, who live in the village and their children Matilda and Nathan attend the school, agreed to host the event for the fund.

Diana said a team of fathers from the school also completed a cycle ride between Lands’ End and John O’Groats on Saturday, which should add to the total.

A summer fair is being planned on Saturday, June 23, between 2pm and 4pm to raise money for the classroom appeal.