Salisbury-based charity's Tea Party gets backing from TV star

Salisbury-based charity's Tea Party gets backing from TV star

Published at 8:01am 18th January 2020.

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Joanna Lumley is supporting Horatio's Garden, which helps spinal injuries patients at Salisbury District Hospital.

Horatio's Garden has once again got the support of the TV legend to help raise awareness of their Fabulous Summer Tea Party events.

They held the events last year across the country and raised £30,000 for the charity.

The idea is to host a tea party at some point throughout June and ask people coming along to donate to Horatio's Garden by buying a drink or some food. 

All the money raised will go towards the charity's efforts to support hospital patients affected by spinal injuries and their families.

Horatios Garden Tea party with Joanna Lumley
The actress is showing her support for the charity's tea party

Salisbury District Hospital has one of the garden spaces next to the Duke of Cornwall Spinal Unit - and was the first to be created.

There are others in Glasgow and Stoke Mandeville, another being built at Oswestry and plans to open a fifth in London.

Horatio's Garden Salisbury September 2018
Horatio's Garden provides an outdoor space for patients and their families to use during their long stays at the spinal unit


We're all encouraged to put on our own events in support of Horatio's Garden.

There's more information about it on the charity's website - and once you sign up, you'll be sent a pack filled with hints and tips to brew up a top par-tea! 

Horatios Garden Tea party
Last year they managed to raise £30,000!

The pack includes:

  • Invitations that you can personalise and hand out to friends and family
  • Posters to help you spread the word far and wide
  • A handy 'How to hold a Fabulous Summer Tea Party' guide which includes amazing recipes from Horatio's Garden volunteers and ideas for brilliant fundraising games
  • A pop-up collection box to keep donations safe and organised
  • Leaflets with information about Horatio's Garden to share with your guests
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