Sparkling start to October!

On the first of October Cherry Trees had the pleasure of co-hosting a 2 day photography exhibition in the stunning Glass Barn at the High Clandon Vineyard Estate, home of Cherry Trees Patron Sibylla and husband Bruce Tindale, showcasing in beautiful, inspiring photographs, the amazing work that care organisations carry out in the community, as seen through the eyes of gifted local photographer Haley Woodward.

The event was opened in glorious sunshine on Friday 1st October by the Mayor of Guildford, Ms Councillor Marsha Moseley, with representatives from each organising charity: The Loop, The Grange at Bookham, Home Counties Carers and Cherry Trees. Mayor Moseley said that she was "delighted to open an event highlighting such tremendous caring work from local organisations."

 Guests enjoying the splendid atmosphere of the Glass Barn.


Haley Woodward was on hand both days talking to guests about her exhibition and taking photographs. She said “how humbling it was to be allowed into peoples homes and to the care environments to capture precious moments! 

Guests mingled and chatted with friends and family, enjoying award winning Euphoria cuvée produced on site and canapés made by the hugely talented Cherry Trees chef Steve Warr. Guests could sit and enjoy cream teas and other refreshments overlooking the stunning Surrey Hills views - all the way to London! Those with the shopping urge were treated to stalls selling everything from festive cards, jewellery, sumptuous home ware, local art and scented candles to delicious brownies and chocolates.

Guests shopped until they dropped - with a chilled glass in hand and a smile!

Thanks to this hugely successful event, an amount exceeding £1,100 was raised for the charities - a great time had by all in this celebration of care!

 Representatives from the four charities and delicious canapes served on the day.


Image credit: H Woodward