Open Garden event

Cats needing homes at Bluebell Ridge. 20/2/12'Pickle age 15 ENGSUS00120130220130030
Cats needing homes at Bluebell Ridge. 20/2/12'Pickle age 15 ENGSUS00120130220130030

Green-fingered Mary Bristow will be opening her garden at her Ellerslie Lane home in Bexhill on Sunday June 14 to help raise funds for the RSPCA’s Bluebell Ridge cat rehoming centre.

Mary, who is the Chair of the RSPCA Sussex East and Hastings Branch, was one of the original people who first set up Bluebell Ridge Cattery in 2000, which was once known as Capricorn Kennels.

She has worked and supported the RSPCA for 40 years.

Funds raised on the day will go towards Sussex East and Hastings Branch which runs a cat rehoming centre, and a dog rehoming service.

The garden has beautiful flowers and a wonderful pond. The event will also have a variety of stalls including a raffle and refreshments.

Myra Grove, Cattery Manager for Bluebell Ridge, said: “We are really grateful to Mary for her kind and continued support.

“The garden is wonderful and I just hope the sun will be shinning on the day for it to be seen in its full glory.”

The garden, at 25 Ellerslie Lane, Bexhill On Sea, will be open on Sunday 14 June between 1pm and 5pm.

A £3 entrance charge will go to the Bluebell Ridge as well as money raised from refreshments sales.

Bluebell Ridge is owned and operated by the Sussex East and Hastings branch of the RSPCA.

“It is a separate charity within the national body and is entirely self-financing.

Each year the branch has to raise more than £150,000 so it relies on the support of the public to continue its vital work.

Each year the Branch has to raise approximately £150,000 to keep the centre open and this is done through fundraising events, pen sponsorship, donations, legacies and adoption fees for the cats.

For more information on the work at Bluebell Ridge, please contact Myra Grove on 01424 752121 or visit

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