Since lockdown began and the sun has come out, many people have taken to spending time in their gardens – and the Parish of Hutton Rudby has seized on this opportunity.
When not being able to run their usual Christian Aid coffee morning and cake stall, the church and its LEP decided to 'go virtual' by organising an online plant sale to fundraise for the charity.
Pat Searle, a member of the church community, explains, “I emailed church members from each of the three denominations asking if anyone had any plants, cuttings, or vegetables that they would be willing to donate to an online sale.
“We were so pleased that our local garden centre also donated eight beautiful plants.
“I then made a database of who was offering what, made up a catalogue of what was available and circulated it with photos.