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Codicote couple win silver trowel for charity work

PUBLISHED: 13:08 24 July 2010 | UPDATED: 17:31 20 February 2013

Julie Wise with her trowel watched (from left to right) by Jessica Sessions of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Edwina Robarts, Hertfordshire County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme

Julie Wise with her trowel watched (from left to right) by Jessica Sessions of Marie Curie Cancer Care and Edwina Robarts, Hertfordshire County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme

JULIE and Tim Wise of Rustling End Cottage, nr Codicote, have been presented with a silver trowel in recognition of their ten years of opening for the National Garden Scheme.

JULIE and Tim Wise of Rustling End Cottage, nr Codicote, have been presented with a silver trowel in recognition of their ten years of opening for the National Garden Scheme.


Edwina Robarts, NGS County Organiser for Hertfordshire and Marie Curie fundraiser Jessica Sessions paid a special visit to the garden to thank them for their hard work and present Julie with the trowel. Marie Curie is one of the charities which benefit from the NGS and last year they received 550,000 from the NGS nationally.


The garden, which has a topiary hedge, reflecting pool, wildflower meadow and a formal vegetable garden, has raised more than 9,000 for the Hertfordshire branch of the charity.


Last year the branch raised almost 53,000 for the national scheme. Apart from Marie Curie Cancer Care, Macmillan Cancer Support also received 550,000; Help the Hospices 450,000; and Crossroads 350,000 from the national NGS income of over 2.6m.

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