Garden party to thank GNAAS

A woman from Blanchland is opening up her garden for a fundraising event in aid of the charity which she credits with saving her life.

Daphne Scott-Harden, 79, was airlifted to hospital by the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS) after being hit by a car in Hexham in July 2014.

Since then she has raised nearly £13,000 for GNAAS at a series of fundraisers including opening her garden to the public in 2016.

With the help of her family, she has organised another garden party which will have live music, cream teas, strawberries and cream, and stalls selling plants and GNAAS merchandise.

She said: “The reason I am throwing a garden party is because GNAAS saved my life. Without them I’d have been a goner.

“This is the second time I have done a garden party for the air ambulance. I just think it is a very good cause and everyone should get involved and support them.”

The garden party, which has an admission charge of £5, will be held on 20 July and run from 2pm until 5pm at Newbiggin House, Blanchland.

The event is partly wheelchair accessible and dogs on leads are welcome.

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