The numbers are in and we’ve done the sums and we are THRILLED to announce that this year the Hampshire Country & Garden Festival has raised a staggering £55,000! This will enable the Hampshire Medical Fund to buy, not one, but TWO Sentimag Systems for the Breast Surgery departments of Basingstoke and Winchester hospitals, enabling patients to no longer have a wire fitted to the breast before Surgery. This will ensure that the patient’s experience won’t be so harrowing, will allow more accurate localisation of breast lumps and enable timetabling to be more efficient across both hospitals.

A MASSIVE thank you to our wonderfully generous sponsors, without whose support we could not have raised this astonishing amount… Our headline sponsor JM Finn, along with Childs Farm, IPGLCandover ClinicNFU Mutual and OptiBac and to all those people who so generously donated items to our auction. Thank you to our wonderful Committee who all worked incredibly hard with huge smiles on their faces and to everyone who volunteered to help set up and help on the day. Finally, thank you to our lovely Festival Friends, Strategia Worldwide, Aziz Corporate, Park Farm Oakley, Godwins Solicitors, LMW and Purple Kaboodle and to those who so generously supported the Festival, BI Wines & SpiritsCoates & SeelyHardy’s Cottage Garden PlantsHortus LociWhitchurch Silk Mill, Basingstoke Skip Hire, R W Armstrong, Dutch Masters Flowers and Whitchurch Scouts. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Photos by © SpindleTree Photography