Show will inspire gardeners and support great causes

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Rotary club members are hoping for a good turnout at a garden show as they look to raise as much as possible for two good causes.

The Rotary Club of Stamford St Martin’s has settled on the garden show idea as its big fundraising event this year.

The show will take place on the Meadows on Sunday next week and will support two charities.

The first is the Make A Wish Foundation, which helps grant wishes for children with terminal illnesses.

The charity will select a local youngster to help and the club has agreed to fund the cost of the wish.

And the second cause is Send A Cow, a charity that helps impoverished families in Africa.

The charity gives an animal to a family or tribe in need and send experts out to teach them how to farm and live off the land.

Rotarian George Hetherington said: “The charity is a wonderful thing.

“How much better to do that than give them a well that they can’t repair when it breaks down?”

The theme of the show is “inspiring gardening for all” and the club hopes to see gardeners of all abilities come along.

Gardening expert, author and broadcaster Daphne Ledward will be available to answer questions at the event.

Daphne is an expert in all things horticultural and will offer advice along with a panel of gardening experts. She will also be carrying out demonstrations during the day.

Stamford Garden Show is a free to enter event and will run from 10am until 4pm. There will be stalls, food and drink and games for the youngsters to enjoy.