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Jane’s Garden Party in Pumsaint to Benefit Lung Cancer Research

Worthwhile visit on Sunday July 5th

Jane and Stephen Holmes, distance runners, live in Ffarmers. I met them at Welsh classes in Pumsaint three years ago, when both would run for miles across the countryside. Jane, non-smoker, was only 43 when, a year ago and with no idea she was ill, she was diagnosed with lung cancer. The Grapevine, Transition Llambed’s monthly magazine, tells in its June edition that Jane, Stephen and their friends in Cothi Gardeners are organising a garden party on Sunday July 5th, at Glan-yr-Afon, Pumsaint, all afternoon from 1pm to 6pm. The plan is to raise funds for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation. Suggested entry to Jane’s Garden Party is £4, and guests will be able to admire more than three acres of gardens and woodland, including an orchid meadow, orchard, vegetable garden and woodland walk. There will be live Welsh folk music, plant sales, basket making, gardening and cookery book sales, and teas, coffees, cakes, and raffles.

The Roy Castle Foundation has already recognised Jane’s fund-raising efforts by giving her their Inspiration Award, to ‘recognise and reward the bravery and courage of someone who is striving for a better future for other individuals and families affected by lung cancer’.

Jane has a donations page for the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation at http://www.justgiving.com/JaneHolmes-rclcf/

Glan-yr-Afon gardens, which are not normally open to the public, are at postcode SA19 8DJ.



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