My garden’s view can help a good cause

View: Diane Cothey with Martin and Madeleine Russell at the first open day Picture: Charles Round
View: Diane Cothey with Martin and Madeleine Russell at the first open day Picture: Charles Round
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A GENEROUS homeowner with a unique view has opened the doors to her home and garden, to raise money for a children’s cancer hospice.

Diane Cothey owns Summerley House, Skircoat Moor Road, Halifax.

She held an open garden event to raise money for the West Yorkshire Forget Me Not Trust.

Her home of nine years has a unique view of historic Calderdale landmark Wainhouse Tower.

Mrs Cothey said: “I am fairly passionate about the welfare of children and have always been involved in things to do with children.

“I believe what we put into their welfare and guidance we get out in the future. My mother died of cancer, and various friends have too so if you put them together it comes as a natural choice to raise money for the trust.”

The open garden days have been picked to co-incide with open day’s at Wainhouse Tower which is .

“If people come down to visit the tower and get thirsty I am hoping they will come up and have a cup of tea and cake and give some money to the charity,” she said.

Cakes were donated by friends, neighbours as well as local bakeries and Tesco.

The next open garden day is on June 19 and another will be held on July 24.

The West Yokshire Forget Me Not Trust aims to provide care and support for children from Calderdale. Kirklees and Wakefield with life-limiting conditions.

The charity is raising funds to build and maintain a centre for respite, emergency and end of life care, in Huddersfield. It will cost £2.5million to build with anticipated running costs exceeding £1.5 million every year.