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Sydenham Garden Spring Fair 2024: Update

Our Spring Fair on 11 May 2024 saw over 500 visitors at The Resource Centre enjoying the gardens and nature reserve on what was a glorious warm sunny day.

Visitors spent even more generously on the various Sydenham Garden stalls than previous years, including: the plant sale, art & craft items; delicious homemade cakes; freshly made pizza; cookbooks and even socks (naturally dyed in project sessions!). There were also craft activities for families in the greenhouse and nature reserve, including kite making.

Thanks to everyone’s generosity the fair raised over £4600 (an increase on just over 50% on last year’s Spring Fair). As always, all money raised goes towards our work helping local people attending our projects.

A huge thank you again goes to the Perry Vale Assembly who like last year partnered with us in putting on the Fair, as part of the Meeting Up Project, and to Lewisham Council for its continued generous funding.

Local residents were able to come and talk to their councillors and assembly team, as well as the following local organisations:

  • The Sydenham Society
  • Forest Hill WI
  • Friends of Mayow Park
  • Positive Ageing Council
  • Lewisham Local
  • Forest Hill Bowling Club
  • Stanstead Lodge
  • Community Connections
  • Imago
  • Young Lewisham Project
  • Therapy 4 Healing

Thanks also goes to the team of Sydenham Garden volunteers who worked tirelessly setting up the event, running stalls and facilitating activities. Without their help and support we wouldn’t be able to put on such events.

Our next fundraising event is the De Frene Summer Festival on 17 August 2024, we hope you can join us. Watch out for more information on our website shortly.

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