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Derbyshire open gardens raise more than £3,600 to support lifesaving service

Derbyshire open gardens raise more than £3,600 to support lifesaving service

Milton Open Gardens has raised more than £3,600 to support the lifesaving missions of the Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance (DLRAA).

The residents of Milton, Derbyshire welcomed four hundred and twenty-eight visitors to view twelve beautiful gardens – nine in the hamlet of Milton and three at The Waterworks. These included a range of large and small gardens, ponds, chickens and the largest Christmas tree in Milton.

Milton residents provided tea and homemade cakes, live music in the bandstand at Bramble Barn courtesy of Boss & Co, a poet at Mill Farm, as well as a tombola, craft stalls and a large selection of plants for sale.

The event was a huge success with a total of £3,604.85 raised to support the lifesaving charity in Derbyshire and further afield.

“Thank you to everyone who attended and to those who contributed to the success of the afternoon. Milton Open Gardens has a long history of contributing to the lifesaving charity and we are pleased to be able to help such a worthy cause,” said Mandy Avery, Event Coordinator.

Within minutes, DLRAA’s critical care crews can be on the ground delivering pre-hospital emergency care and giving patients the very best chance of survival – this vital service relies entirely on donations to raise the £2,300 needed for each rescue mission, as the charity receives no government or National Lottery funding.

Tracey Jones, Community Fundraising Executive for Derbyshire said:

“On behalf of the charity I would like to say thank you to everyone involved in the Milton Open Gardens 2024 and to everyone who helped them to raise an amazing amount to support our lifesaving missions.”

“We receive no government or National Lottery funding so rely on the support from the local community and businesses to raise the much-needed funds for each lifesaving mission.

“Without funds just like this our crews wouldn’t be able to support those who need it most 24/7, 365 days a year,” she expressed.

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For more information on the charity, please visit: or call 0300 3045 999.