High Sheriff opens up her garden for local charities

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HIGH Sheriff of Bucks, Carolyn Cumming, is opening her beautiful garden at the Old Mill House, Maids Moreton, twice this month for charity.

The first event is an Open Garden from 2.30pm to 5.30pm on Sunday, August 5, with cream teas and a wildlife talk by Alexia Ballance from Blooming Marvellous.

Entrance is £4, children £2.50, including tea and tombola ticket.

Historically, the High Sheriff’s role is to look after the county’s judges.

And, as one of Mrs Cumming’s priorities during her year as High Sheriff is parenting, she takes a great interest in the work of the family courts in Milton Keynes.

She told the Advertiser: “One of the nicest things that happens when they put an adoptive child with parents is they give the child a teddy bear.

“It makes people leave the procedure with a smile on their face.”

Hence, the August 5 Open Garden, is in aid of the Adoption Services Teddy Bear Fund.

A garden party from 4pm to 6pm on Saturday, August 18, is a fundraiser for the Buckingham Society and the Friends of Buckingham University, with music from the Winslow Concert Band. Tickets are £8 from the Buckingham Society or the Friends.

The Old Mill House is off the A422 at Maids Moreton, MK18 7AR.