Teddies at the ready for hospice Garden Party

St. Joseph’s Hospice will open up its beautiful gardens next month for its annual summer Garden Party on Saturday 7th July.

The famous Teddy Bears Picnic and Teddy Parade will be back and will kick off the afternoon from 1pm.

The event is completely free to attend and there will also be a Teddy Treasure Hunt and entertainment throughout the afternoon, including music, performances, stalls and games.

Visitors are invited to bring a picnic but refreshments will also be available with a BBQ and afternoon tea being served in the garden as well as a prosecco bar for the grown ups and ice cream for the kids.

There will be a record number of stalls at the Garden Party this year, selling a wide range of wonderful gifts and local produce.

Towards the end of the afternoon, there will be a Reflections Service at the hospice’s Pool of Remembrance and an opportunity to visit the Stations of the Cross for anyone who would like to participate.

Julie McAdam, Senior Community Fundraiser at St Joseph’s Hospice, said: “Last year, our Garden Party and Teddy Bears Picnic were a fantastic success and we’re hoping this year it will be even better.

“Why not bring a picnic, along with your family and friends, and enjoy the 12 acres of beautiful woodland and gardens which surround the hospice in Thornton? The event is entirely free and we hope you have a fantastic afternoon.

“If you would like to bake cakes for our refreshment tent or donate any bottles of prosecco for the prosecco tent, we would be delighted. All donations would be gratefully received. We look forward to seeing you there.”

For further information, call the fundraising team on 0151 932 6044 or email events@jospice.org.uk.