Garden party to boost specialist research

A garden party fundraiser in Pocklington raised a fantastic £2,350 for specialist medical research at the weekend.

Organised by Pam Sawyer, of Yapham Road, the money raised will go to the Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes Action Research (CEDHAR) in Hull, which provides research into type 1 and type 2 diabetes and endocrine and pituatary gland problems.

Professor Stephen Atkin (Hull Royal Infirmary) and Pam Sawyer

Professor Stephen Atkin (Hull Royal Infirmary) and Pam Sawyer

Around 150 people attended the event, which included cake, book, bric-a-brac and toy stalls, raising £1,600, generously topped up by a £750 donation from Barclays Bank, represented at the party by James Page and Sue Thomson.

Pam has been holding garden parties for the past 10 years, raising over £10,000 for CEDHAR, led by professor Steve Atkin in Hull.

Pam said: “This is the most successful garden party I have held, both in terms of the number of people who came and the amount of money raised.

“It was a glorious afternoon and I would like to say thank you to all of the friends and shops that have supported me.”

Pam’s late husband Tim was an enthusiastic supporter of the cause, so much so that the ‘Sawyer Suite’ at Hull Royal Infirmary is named in his