DCR97.4fm DONATE ONE HOUR PROGRAMME TO SUCCESSFUL BIDDER AT SATURDAYS WALLED GARDEN AUCTION
Written by Archie Fergusson on 09/09/2013
A prime time slot on Dunoon Community Radio awaits a successful bidder at Ardentinny Community Trust’s fundraising auction this weekend at the Burgh Hall, Dunoon.
DCRs Victor announced the station’s donation of a one hour prime time show during an interview with Lynn Kerr and Anna Williamson of the Glenfinart Walled Garden project.
The highest bidder will present a programme of their own choice, including music, with all the resources Dunoon Community Radio can provide plus a training session.
During the half hour chat, Lynn and Anna outlined the excellent progress being made at the garden, which now includes a produce garden, orchard, imaginative children’s area and the Sensory Garden, created with the help of the BBC’s Beechgrove Garden team. The latter, in particular, having received excellent reviews from the steadily increasing number of garden visitors.
During the interview, Anna and Lynn highlighted the charitable Trust’s need to continually raise funds for the garden. Much of the fundraising is now concentrated on contributing to the restoration of the ‘B’-listed wall, which is one of only three of its type in the UK.
Saturday’s Walled Garden auction at Burgh Hall takes place between 2.00pm and 4.00pm with viewing at 1.00pm. There will be a wide range of items up for grabs including autographed memorabilia from Ardentinny Community Trust patrons Emma & Sophie Thompson as well as celebrities Billy Connolly, Robbie Coltrane, Eddie Reader and Scottish Parliament Ministers.
A full auction list, which includes new and nearly new items for the home, garden, fashion, beauty, sport as well as eating out vouchers, is available on Glenfinart
Walled Garden’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GlenfinartWalledGarden.