Aylesbury MP David Lidington and the Bishop of Buckingham the Right Reverend Dr Alan Wilson were the special guests at a garden party to promote the work of new charity Lindengate.
The charity, founded a year ago by Wendover residents Sian Chattle and Charlie Powell was set up to provide gardening activities and workshops for people with mental health issues and disabilities.
The garden party was held to promote the work of the charity as well as celebrating signing a lease to take over a new five acre site at the World’s End garden centre in Wendover in September.
The launch event was held in the grounds of the Bishop of Buckingham’s estate in Great Missenden, and it was attended by over 120 people, including representatives of several Bucks-based mental health services.
Mr Lidington praised the charity saying: “Lindengate is the perfect example of local passion, commitment and energy in bringing something together that is needed in Buckinghamshire and which the statutory services simply can’t do.”
Lindengate trustee Mrs Chattle said: “The aim of the charity is to improve the mental health and wellbeing of our patients through horticulture.
“Our new site at World’s End is in a fantastic location, and we are very excited about the potential that moving there offers us going forward.
“We look forward to being able to work closely with the garden centre so we can offer a greater variety of services to our users.”
For more details about the charity visit their website at www.lindengate.org.uk.