Garden party in Gorefield raises more than £1500 for Addenbrooke’s Hospital

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for ch

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for charity in aid of Addenbrookes Hospital. Here she is pictured with her guests. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for charity in aid of Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for ch

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for charity in aid of Addenbrookes Hospital. Here she is pictured with her guests. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

And not only did the sun shine as the community gathered at Marie's house, but kind-hearted neighbours and friends donated more than £1,500 to her cause.

The 69-year-old initially wanted to hold a coffee morning to say thank you to the hospital for looking after her when she got sick from an auto-immune condition earlier this year.

But the fundraising idea soon escalated into something bigger as more people got involved.

"It was just a perfect day," Marie said.

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for ch

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for charity in aid of Addenbrookes Hospital. Here she is pictured with her guests. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant


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"The weather was amazing and there were more than 100 people who turned up, from friends and relatives to neighbours.

"I was taken into Addenbrooke's in February with my auto-immune condition and it was the worse I had it in 14 years.

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"The care I received from everyone there was absolutely superb, I was so thankful."

Teas, coffee, sausage rolls and cake were dished up as children could enjoy party games, stalls and a bouncy castle.

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for ch

It was the perfect day for Marie Humphrey who held a garden party in Gorefield to raise money for charity in aid of Addenbrookes Hospital. Here she is pictured with her guests. Picture: IAN CARTER - Credit: Archant

Live music was also performed throughout the day by Joey Clifton and Stan on the guitar.

Marie added: "I would like to thank my wonderful friends who helped me throughout last week as their support was unbelievable.

"I would definitely like to do something like this again."

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