Garden designer in Christmas collection

A TALENTED garden designer and esteemed writer is making a collection to help boost funds for a new X-Ray machine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

Helen Riches, will be collecting �1 donations, which include a prize-draw entry, around Saffron Walden to help staff at the Breast Unit in the Cambridge facility buy the much-needed equipment.

Anyone taking part stands the chance of winning a cheerful Christmas Wreath. For details contact her by e-mail at

The prize draw will close on Saturday December 18 so get in quick.

Helen’s unusual Christmas decoration ideas, all using natural materials foraged around the town, can be found in this month’s BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine as well.