Keech Cottage Children's Hospice is a thoroughly worthy cause. I have seen in my own family the comfort hospices bring to the dying and the bereaved. They depend so much on volunteer fundraising. Wendy Berriman in Bricket Wood has for several years organised an annual garden party to raise money for Keech Cottage. This year's event raised over £2,000, the sunshine was glorious, and at its peak over 100 lunches were being consumed round Wendy's Oakwood Road house and garden.
But this year's entertaining twist was that Wendy had seen The Calendar Girls about members of the WI stripping off for a charity calendar and decided that Bricket Wood could do better. Luckily her friends agreed. The photo shoot took place earlier this year in her garden with photographer Anita Mason giving her services for free. White Hawk Images printed at cost. Local businesses generously sponsored each page. The upshot is a superbly produced calendar retailing for the modest sum of £7. At the moment I am not sure where it can be prurchased but contact me via this website if you are interested. My last picture shows me looking like a cat with the cream standing with Wendy and some of those who appear in the calendar - but dressed this time as waitresses for the garden party - I'm sure there is another naughty calendar there.