On Sunday 28th July, Charitable Website The Big Give Will Host the Fourth Big Give Garden Party in the Amazing Grounds of a Historic Manor House. Sir Alec Reed, committed philanthropist and businessman, is once more opening the gates of his picturesque 15th Century Jacobean Manor House grounds in Little Compton, Warwickshire to the public.
This is a rare opportunity to tour these wonderful secretive gardens, relax and enjoy the best of the British summer! Tickets are just £5 each and guests will receive a £5 donation voucher to give to any charity of their choice on The Big Give.
Set in the heart of the Cotswolds, both the manor house and the surrounding gardens have a thrilling history, once belonging to Sir Thomas Pope, the founder of Trinity College in Oxford and William Juxon a loyal adviser to King Charles I. During the glittering 1920s, Lady Alexandra, the daughter of Lord Curzon, hosted lavish house parties at the Manor that were attended by the high society of the time, her guests including the Prince of Wales soon to be crowned King Edward VIII.
This award-winning 7-acre garden includes a Japanese garden, arboretum and the smallest deer park in England. The garden has only been opened to the public three times in the last 1,000 years and this summer it is going to be better than ever before!
Visitors will be entertained by performers from the Royal Spa Brass Band and one of the UK’s top young magicians while enjoying country teas in the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful setting. For younger visitors (under 12s are free) there will be a nature trail, fun races and the chance to meet some friendly birds of prey.
Sir Alec Reed: ‘It is my great pleasure to invite public to experience these historic gardens in all their beauty and raise money for hundreds of charities on TheBigGive.org.uk.’
Entry to the gardens is £5 and upon entry each visitor will receive a £5 donation voucher to give to charity of their choice, meaning that 100% of all proceedings will go to support charitable causes! Tickets can be bought online in advance (https://secure.thebiggive.org.uk/events/garden_give) or on the gate.
Location, date and time: The Manor, Little Compton, Nr Moreton-in-Marsh, Warwickshire, GL56 0RZ, Sunday 28th July 2013, 2pm – 5pm.
Royal Spa Brass Band, UK’s top young magician, Birds of Prey, Nature Trail and Race Track for children, Local charities stalls, Delicious teas and cakes.
About the Big Give:
• www.thebiggive.org.uk was founded in 2007 by Sir Alec Reed CBE, Founder of Reed Specialist Recruitment and the Reed Foundation.
• The Big Give was created as an interactive search engine which enables donors to find and donate to charities of their choice whilst also helping charities to benefit from new, exciting innovations in fundraising.
• The Big Give has recently been awarded the Digital Giving prize at the Technology4Good awards.
• The annual Big Give Christmas Challenge has raised over £42 million in the last five years.