Fittleworth’s Pooh House enjoys finale

Tigger and Pooh sign up to St John's Ambulance at Pooh House and Gardens, Fittleworth
Tigger and Pooh sign up to St John's Ambulance at Pooh House and Gardens, Fittleworth

POOH House and Gardens in Fittleworth opened its doors one last time this year for a fun-filled finale to its summer of open weekends in aid of charity.

The heavy rain did not deter visitors from the autumn colours open gardens weekend event, which had live entertainment from Brighton illustrator and story teller Tracey Baron and live music from a talented classical guitarist.

There were also demonstrations from St John’s Ambulance officers who arrived on site with their full sized resuscitation vehicle.

Visitors were amazed by some of the facts that the ambulance team revealed, and even Pooh and Tigger signed up to support the service.

Mary Reed, owner of Pooh House, said: “It’s the simple things when we least expect it that basic volunteer induction with St John’s can train you for, and we are glad to participate here to help spread the word.”

The event also held therapy sessions and tree top trails for the more adventurous.

Proceeds from these events are donated to the Chestnut Tree House, the children’s hospice in Sussex which cares for children and young adults from all over the county with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. The events also support Aldingbourne Trust who help provide opportunities for people with learning disabilities.