Cherry Trees Patron Raises Record Amount At High Clandon Estate Fundraiser The fortnight that was 'Art and Sculpture In the Vineyard', has seen record takings at the annual event which brings together Surrey based Artists work, English sparkling wine and a spectacular site for people to explore in and around High Clandon Estate. Over 150 pieces of art spanning different mediums of paint, sculpture, glass and jewellery were curated in an outdoor exhibition across the grounds of the award winning vineyard with themes ranging from nature, gender identities, and the abstract. This year over £11,000 was raised with donations collected from visitors on the day, a percentage of art and wine sales and the one day afternoon tea event, held in conjunction with The National Garden Scheme open day, Sunday 26th July. Here Cherry Trees hosted the tea-tent on the lawns serving fresh tea, cakes and cream-teas for people to enjoy in the natural and flora rich surroundings. The arts fortnight organised and hosted by Cherry Trees Patron and High Clandon Estate Owner Sibylla (along with husband Bruce) Tindale has seen increased public awareness and attendance year on year with many in the local arts scene now citing it as a summer event not to miss. On announcing the news of the fundraising total Sibylla Tindale conveyed her thanks to everyone involved stating; "it all paid off in terms of a really happy time for all the visitors and a record-breaking turn-out too." Choice piece for curator and organiser Sibylla Tindale from this year's collection. The bronze cast of the athletic female torso has both a 2D and 3D dimension to it. With the ongoing coronavirus great planning around the overall event to maintain public safety, sanitisation and social distancing was a large consideration for The Tindales this year. Numerous social distancing and safety measures outlined by the UK government were carefully put in place for the busiest Sunday in the fortnight (the NGS open day) to ensure all Cherry Trees staff, visitors and volunteers were kept safe whilst enabling people to still realise and enjoy being in a new environment, outside of their own homes. The Tindale's support and commitment to help Cherry Trees fundraise through this time has been greatly appreciated. Thanks to their enthusiasm, determination to make the event happen safely and the warm welcome given to Cherry Trees staff and volunteers the event has been a success in a year presenting many challenges for charities across the UK. Thanks to both for all the support given in opening up their business and grounds to us and raising thousands of pounds for Cherry Trees. Just some of the highlight's from this year, from the twisted to this animated stacked sculpture seen here. Strong art sales were notable this year, as more people looked for pieces to revitalise their own homes and gardens during the coronavirus, with more people spending more time at home. ***** Missed this fantastic event? Cherry Trees hopes to see more fundraising events take place where appropriate and safe to do so in the coming months. Please see the events pages of our website for any new listings as we innovatively find new ways to fundraise, ensuring our charity can continue supporting local families.