CRESS Open Garden – Thank you

CRESS Open Garden – Thank you

Knighton Manor Garden Open 2019
Knighton Manor Garden Open 2019

The weather was kind on 15th & 16th of June when Caroline Lamb founder and CEO of CRESS opened her gardens at Knighton Manor, Broadchalke to raise funds for the 10th Anniversary Trip this autumn.

Over the two afternoons 260 people came and enjoyed wandering through the flowers and sitting on the magnificent lawn to have afternoon tea. One of the visitors, Vicky said “[I] so enjoyed looking at your beautiful garden, well done, a perfect afternoon”.

The total raised was approximately £4,000 – exact figures will be announced shortly. The funds raised are for workshops which will be held in Uganda while CRESS members are visiting in September. The workshops will include information for refugees on handling the trauma many have experienced through the civil war.

Teas on the lawn
Teas on the lawn

Young Apai is one of the people who has been helped by the trauma therapy we provide. She is just 15 years old and witnessed a horrific attack on her father when they went to graze their small herd of cattle in South Sudan. During a night attack, unknown men came to their camp and slaughtered Apai’s father. After the attack, she was tormented by nightmares and became very withdrawn. CRESS provided her with trauma therapy to help her recover from what she had experienced. Following this Apai said, “it has made my mind free of the bad past experience… I am able to sleep at night with no nightmares and terrors about my late father.”

As well as our visitors CRESS would like to thank the amazing team who made and served teas, helped on the gate and in the organised the event.

If you would like to find out more, or make a donation to CRESS you can by speaking to Caroline Lamb,  sending your donation to “Knighton Manor, Broad Chalke, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 5EB” or donate online. Thank you!