Garden party for Crawley Open House

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Crawley fundraising treasure Maria Hains is selling tickets for her annual garden party.

Over the years Maria has raised thousands of pounds for the town’s good causes, most notably for Crawley Hospital.

This year her garden party on Saturday July 4 will be in aid of Crawley Open House, which supports homeless people with a night shelter and daytime advice and guidance.

She said: “I love working and helping people from the community because it is in my blood.

“I was raised to help other people who are in need and less fortunate then yourself.

“Life is too short and should be enjoyed to the maximum. I will carrying on as long as I can.

“By helping raise funds and seeing the difference made in people lives is the most amazing feeling.

“I have been having BBQ and tea parties for over 30 years.”

Tickets are £5 including a buffet and cakes. For more information and to buy tickets call her direct on 01293 403432.

Maria is also helping to organise the Manor Green Summer Fair on Saturday June 27 from 12noon to 3pm.

Among the activities on offer will be train rides, a barbecue and face painting.

There is fun for all the family with a reptile display, dance band and a chance to see some of the best super cars.

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