Skylark Garden Centre raises funds for road safety

Skylark Garden Centre in Wimblington has raised £1300 for the NHS Charities and The Fenland Road Safety Campaign. The monies have been raised from the sale of maize maze maps over the summer and October half-term holidays last year.

The total will be split equally between the two charities as agreed by the owner, Edward Gowler. Edward said: “We are so proud to support two such important charities, both of which are very close to mine and my family’s hearts. We have witnessed so many accidents along the 16ft and the NHS have done such an amazing job over the past year.”

Graham Chappell, chair of The Fenland Road Safety Campaign (Charlotte’s Way), thanked Skylark for its generous donation and said it will go “a long way to helping us achieve our goal of making the Sixteen Foot Bank Road, and other waterway adjacent roads, in Fenland, safer for years to come.”

Virgin Money Giving which supports the NHS Charities said: “Virgin Money Giving is delighted to be supporting innovative fundraising initiatives such as the Maize Maze at Skylark Garden Centre. Every penny raised is providing vital funding for the UK charities at a time they need it most.”

Skylark Events will not be running its Easter Funyard this year for the second year running due to the pandemic but will reopen for the summer on the 22 July for the Maize Maze and Funyard over the school summer holidays. There will be a 25% off sale on the summer season tickets at 9am on 3April. Tickets can be bought here.

Skylark Garden Centre is open as usual every day, Monday – Saturday 9am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm. Café Skylark is closed until further notice.

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