GETTING READY: Secretary Judy Riddell with Billie McKay and club treasurer May Harris (standing).
GETTING READY: Secretary Judy Riddell with Billie McKay and club treasurer May Harris (standing). Contributed

Garden club's fundraiser for Macksville Hospital

THE Nambucca Valley Garden Club will host the Garden Gala and Markets on Saturday, October 29, to raise funds for Macksville Hospital to purchase much needed equipment.

The small group of about 50 members donated $8000 to the hospital last year and hope to increase donations this year.

ABC Wild Kitchen's Clayton Donovan and MasterChef Australia 2015 winner Billie McKay will stage cooking demonstrations and tastings at the event.

Back by popular demand, Clayton has very kindly agreed to join the festivities again following his extremely successful Bush Tucker Workshop last year.

Billie, fresh from Heston Blumenthal's three Michelin Star restaurant The Fat Duck in England, will come to the Nambucca Valley's Garden Gala, where she will demonstrate her skills and talk about her experiences for attendees.

The event will present a variety of Australian and international foods, coffee and beverage outlets to choose from.

This is in addition to about 170 stalls, which will showcase a wonderful variety of plants, fresh produce, gourmet delights, arts, speciality crafts, gifts, garden artwork and more.

Live music, lucky door prizes, a flower show, art exhibition and sale will add to the entertainment and atmosphere.

The Garden Gala and Markets is on at the Macksville Showgrounds, entry and parking is free on the day. For more details, phone May Harris on (02)65686285.


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