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Sarah Raven Lecture-day at Whichford

5th April 2017

Sarah Raven is one of our most informed and inspirational gardeners. Around 80 people attended her lecture-day on 8 March in St Michael’s Church, Whichford, Warwickshire, entitled The Cutting Garden, all in aid of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

A beautiful lunch was served in Whichford House and few could resist shopping in her pop-up shop in the orangery. The ‘Grace and Favour’ new and nearly-new designer clothes shop was also in operation. This was one of those wonderful days when the audience went home informed and enriched and, at the same time, £7000 was raised for GCF.

Many thanks to Sarah Raven and her team, St Michael’s Church and to all those who supported us on the day.

Photographs courtesy of James Kerr


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Sarah Raven’s lectures were held at St Michael’s Church, next to Whichford House.

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Sarah created an arrangement from cut flowers she picked from Whichford House garden that morning.

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Using beautiful photos of her plants, Sarah explained which varieties she likes to include in her cutting garden.

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Maggie Pettifer, a supporter of GCF and an ovarian cancer patient, gave an update on Dr Banerjee’s research at The Royal Marsden into personalised therapies.

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Bridget Barker, Trustee of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund, introducing Sarah Raven.

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Caro Jacobs and Emma McKerron running the Pot Luck fundraising.

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