A cake sale at a Ripley garden open day has raised over £750 for Surrey homelessness charity Transform Housing & Support despite the wet start.
Dunsborough Park in Ripley hosted a garden open day on Sunday 12 June and invited Transform Housing & Support to run a charity tea stall at the event.
Volunteers from Transform served tea, coffee and homemade cakes, which had been baked by staff, board members, supporters and friends of Transform. Several clients came along on the day to help serve the teas.
It was a wet start to the day with volunteers rallying round to get the equipment and cakes in and set up despite the initially cold conditions. But by mid-afternoon the weather had transformed and we were run off our feet with customers.
The money raised will support our work with homeless and vulnerable people in the Guildford and Woking area.
Paul Mitchell, Chief Executive of Transform Housing & Support, said:
Thank you to everyone who came to Dunsborough Park on Sunday and supported Transform despite the rain. I would like to thank the owners of Dunsborough Park, Baron and Baroness Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh, for kindly supporting Transform for the third year running. We are very grateful for the chance to raise essential funds for Transform’s work with local homeless and vulnerable people in such a beautiful setting.”
Dunsborough Park holds several open days throughout the year; for more details visit: www.dunsboroughpark.com