A WYRE Forest hospice has raised £1,400 at their annual plant fair to support residents with life-limiting conditions.

KEMP Hospice held their annual fundraiser, supported by Kidderminster Horticultural Society, on Saturday, June 5, and were thrilled to welcome scores of visitors from across the Wyre Forest.

The event took take place in KEMP’s hospice garden with an array of beautiful blooms on sale. They raised £1,400 - the most the fair has ever raised to date.

The proceeds will go towards the hospice's free essential care and support of local families and their carers experiencing life-limiting conditions and bereavement.

Coralie Hudson, fundraiser at KEMP Hospice, said: "It was so wonderful being able to open our doors again to visitors and we were thrilled that so many people attended and helped us raise much needed funds – in fact, there was a queue outside of at least 30 people when we welcomed everyone from 10am onwards. Our social distancing measures worked well with everyone keeping one another safe.

"Now that restrictions are lifting, we are also starting to see our community host their own events again to raise vital funds to support our care, and we cannot wait to support more people as everything open ups more and more. We encourage anyone who would like to make a difference and support our cause by holding their own event to get in touch with our team.”

Local garden centres and nurseries supported the event with donations of plants and flowers. The donations were received by B&Q Kidderminster, Bill White Nurseries, Bishopswood Nursery, Blue Cedars, Bournewood Nursery, Cook’s Garden Centre, De Beers Garden Centre, Highdown Nursery, Hodgehill Nursery, Hopleys Farm Shop, Rowberry's Nursery and Farm Shop, Six Ashes Nursery, Stone House Cottage Nurseries, Webbs Garden Centre Hagley, Whitlenge Gardens, Woodrow Nurseries as well as many individuals.