Music in the garden hits the right note in Harting


Felicity Sprackling, Sue Melville, Liz Johnson and Allison Price CONTRIBUTED PICTURE

The event was organised by the Harting and Rogate area’s branch of the Chichester Conservative Association and held in the garden of Nyewood House, which opens annually through the National Gardens Scheme.

During the first half of the evening the performers were ‘The Old Stogies’, a local ukulele showband playing many of the well-known songs of the 50s to the 80s.

The Conservative committee served a home-cooked dinner during a 90-minute interval, helped by four Rosemary Foundation volunteers.

After supper, the Hindhead Harpists, under the direction of Ann Hughes-Chamberlain, back for the third time by popular demand, delighted everyone with their brilliant playing.

Barbara Pettigree, joint manager of the Rosemary Foundation said: “I was really pleased to hear how much people had enjoyed the event and the bonus is the great help it will 
be to us.

“We are enormously grateful for support. With 13 nurses giving a service of 24-hour, hands-on care seven days a week, the foundation has a turnover of about £280,000 each year and is supported entirely by charity.

“We also offer bereavement support and counselling to families, often for over a year after their loss.”