(LR) Sandy Carruthers, Bellway business adviser Hollie Rodgers and Julia Usher

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A fundraising event featuring beautiful gardens in Fradley will take place later this month with support from local homebuilder Bellway.

The event, which will be held on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June, will see 14 stunning private gardens in Fradley open to the public.

Bellway, which is building in the Sheasby Park development in the village, has donated £500 to cover the costs of staging this year’s show.

Live music, Morris dancers and other entertainment will take place at various locations throughout the weekend, with all proceeds from the event going to St Stephen’s Church and other local community projects.

Sandy Carruthers, one of the co-organizers of Fradley Open Gardens, said: “We have been delighted with the positive response from Bellway to sponsor this year’s event, given that they have been generous enough to sponsor us. for the first time in 2019.

“Bellway’s response to our sponsorship request this time around was almost immediate, and it was encouraging to know that they were ready to support the Fradley community again, and in particular the Fradley Open Gardens event.

“Due to the significant cost of insuring the event for the safety of all attendees, Bellway’s donation will go a long way to help us cover these costs and run a safe event for all attendees over the two days.

“I and the other organizers of the Fradley Open Gardens event are very grateful for the community spirit and generosity Bellway has shown in supporting our event for the second time, and we look forward to providing another fun day to the people of Fradley.”

Marie Richards, Bellway West Midlands Sales Director, said: “We are always looking for ways to support local causes and initiatives that help improve the lives of people within the communities where we build.

“Having sponsored Fradley Open Gardens in 2019 and seeing how popular it is with locals in the village, we were delighted to be able to resume our relationship with the organizers and help get the event back up and running after two -year gap due to the pandemic.

“We hope this donation will help make the event a success and we look forward to seeing more beautiful gardens in all their glory.”

For more information on the Fradley Open Gardens event, visit.

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