If you’re a gardener then you really cannot afford to miss the big Plant Sale in Lyndhurst (10am until 12pm) on Saturday 21st May! There will be around 1000 plants on sale on the day! A big team of CAFOD volunteers will be on hand to help and all proceeds will raise raise vital funds for Connect2:Ethiopia. This will be the sixth year of the sale which has raised thousands of pounds to support CAFOD’s work in the past – so do make sure you come on down to Dunelm, Silver Street, Emery Down in Lyndhurst on the day!
Organiser Henry Rosenvinge told us,
“We raised £1.900 for Connect2 last year and we have around 1000 plants for sale so we’re hoping that the sun will be shining again and we can get even more members of the public to come along and raise even more this year.
“We’re part of Connect2: Ethiopia which means we receive regular updates, photos and letters from people in the communities we are helping.
“We live in a rural area where people are sympathetic to changes in climate. Knowing that our money will be going towards improving the water supply in remote drought-stricken villages is so gratifying, especially hearing how people’s lives have changed for the better.
“The Parish of Our Lady and St Edward is united with the people of Sebeya and they are remembered in our thoughts and prayers.”
This year a team of twenty CAFOD volunteers will host the event at Henry’s home, where there will be free coffee and tea provided. For those of you that don’t have a keen interest in plants, but would still like to attend and show your support, there will also be a variety of other things to do!
As Henry says,
“The event is an excellent opportunity for the wider community to meet each other, buy plants and cakes, and learn about CAFOD’s work in Ethiopia. There will also be a tombola, quiz, and a garden bric-a-brac stall too!” Fantastic!
How does Connect2 work? Watch our short film below to find out more.