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Gorefield couple are holding a garden party this weekend as a thank-you to Addenbrooke's Hospital

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A local couple are throwing open their garden this weekend for a fundraiser organised as a thank-you to a local hospital.

Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell (13088686)
Addenbrooke's Hospital Picture: Keith Heppell (13088686)

Marie Humphrey and her husband, Fenland councillor Michael, will be hosting a garden party at their home, Aynsley Lodge, Allens Drove,Gorefield on Saturday in aid of the neurological department of Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge.

The event, which Marie said initially started out as a simple coffee morning, will include stalls, a bouncy castle and raffle among other activities.

Marie, who was treated at Addenbrooke's earlier this year when she had a flare-up of an auto immune condition she has had for the past 14 years, has also been growing seeds in order to make the garden as lovely as possible.

She suffers from myasthenia gravis which affects the muscles making them weak and in Marie's case she also suffers from double vision when a flare-up occurs.

Marie said: "I always receive excellent treatment from my specialist at King's Lynn but when I was taken ill in February he referred me straight to Addenbrooke's. The care I received was second to none and when I came home I decided I wanted to do something to say thank-you.

"I always hold a coffee morning for Macmillan in September and thought I'd do one in the summer and have it in the garden and it has spiralled from there.

"It is now more like a mini-fete and everyone is welcome to come along. It is on from 10am to 5pm and I would love it to be well-supported."

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