Gardeners World Arit Anderson to visit Tuppenny Barn for special event in support of Ukrainian refugees
Tuppenny Barn in Southbourne is hosting a Gardeners Question Time Fundraising event on Sunday 12th June in aid of Children on the Edge to support our work with Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania, where we are providing accommodation, food and longer term psychosocial support for families and children without parental care.
Arit Anderson, landscape gardener and TV presenter from BBC’s Gardeners World will be joined at Tuppenny Barn on Sunday 12th June by Tom Brown, Head Gardener at West Dean and Ben Pope, the much admired West Sussex horticulturist.
The green fingered panel will be answering questions from guests, who will enjoy a glass of bubbly and some delicious canapes by Blue Fig deli. Tickets are available for £22 and all funds raised will go to Children on the Edge. The event is kindly being sponsored by Southern Cooperative.
Maggie Haynes, CEO and founder of Tuppenny Barn said:
“We’re excited to host this expert panel for our Gardeners Question Time and hope to raise much needed funds for Children on the Edge so they can continue their fantastic work supporting Ukrainian refugees. We’ve all been moved by what’s been happening in Ukraine and we’re so pleased that we are able to help with this event. We’d encourage all budding and experienced gardeners to come and join us to get their tricky gardening questions answered and support a great local charity.”
Annie Whillians, Fundraising Officer at Children on the Edge said:
“It’s always an honour to be supported by another local charity, and we want to thank Tuppenny Barn for their support. It’s poignant to see how a love of gardening is being used to raise funds for our work. In Bangladesh, where we support refugee and slum dwelling children, you’ll find small gardens attached to our learning centres, which the children tend to. These bright, colourful spaces help the children to find peace in a safe haven away from their difficult lives outside of the classroom and they love to look after the plants and watch them grow.”
Children on the Edge worked closely with partner organisations in Romania and Moldova for over 20 years, after we were formed in response to the Romanian orphanage crisis by the late Dame Anita Roddick in 1990. We are currently working with partner organisations to support Ukrainian refugees in Moldova and Romania.