HOMELINK’s Open Garden fundraiser at the historic Barrack Cottage in Bishopstone raised almost £2,000 this year for our #homes4families campaign.

Guests enjoyed wandering around the beautiful gardens and visiting a range of stalls while listening to music from jazz band Work in Progress and local legends Lewkulele.

Strawberries and cream and afternoon tea were served courtesy of Tesco and The Co-op, while HOMELINK’s talented volunteers provided an array of irresistible bakes.

Barrack Cottage owners David and Karen Allam have hosted charity fundraisers at their property for more than 25 years, and HOMELINK was honoured to hold the last ever event there before the venue closes to the public.

Thanks are due to Waitrose for providing a selection of exotic fruit for the raffle, Boots for donating a First Aid Kit, The Seaford Afternoon & Evening Clubs for their floral arrangements, Coastwatch for managing the event parking and of course our HOMELINK supporters for the wide range of items generously donated to the raffle.

Trustee and event organiser Jane Lee said: ‘On behalf of everyone at HOMELINK, I wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has contributed to making this fundraiser such a success. It’s just not possible to hold these events without amazing volunteer support – thank you all so much!’