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Community & Business

27 May, 2022

Royal flavour for charity garden party

KINGS, Queens and all other royal entities are formally invited to “Adilland Gardens” on Saturday 28 May for a “Royal” garden party, celebrating Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s Jubilee.

By Ellie Fink

Andreas and Sue Jodner from the Mareeba Animal Refuge and Janice Adil (centre) will be hosting a royal garden party to mark the Queen’s Jubilee and raise funds.
Andreas and Sue Jodner from the Mareeba Animal Refuge and Janice Adil (centre) will be hosting a royal garden party to mark the Queen’s Jubilee and raise funds.

Being hosted in the garden of Janice and Sam Adil to raise funds for the Mareeba Animal Refuge, patrons will enjoy a morning of tea and cakes and a stroll through the many sections of the garden. 

Although no pets will be in attendance, all funds from the garden party will be passed to the refuge, to assist with their vet bills. Refuge volunteers Sue and Andreas Jodner will be organising the event alongside the Adil’s and say they are excited to see everyone come along. 

“It is Her Majesty’s 70th Jubilee and she loves animals so we thought it would be fitting to do this event,” Sue said. “All tickets are $30 and if we get the capacity of 50 people, that means that the animal refuge will get $1500, which can go a long way. “We are super appreciative of the Adil family for helping us by hosting and catering for us all.” 

The morning will include a fashion parade, games and prizes as well as a painting by local artist Rose Knight being auctioned off to raise funds for the Refuge. Janice has been busy getting the garden in perfect condition and is very excited to see everyone come along. With her passion for fundraising and her love for a bit of fun in the garden beds, she welcomes everyone with opens arms. 

“We have used the garden for fundraisers for many years and when our children got married and moved away, I said I would do up the garden and open it up for charity work,” she said. “The garden is there, and I would love people to use it as a fundraiser. This is our donation to the Animal Refuge, we will give them the garden, the cooking, and the drinks. “I hope that everybody will have a walk around and just enjoy themselves.” 

To RSVP to the event, contact the Mareeba Animal Refuge on 4092 3060.  

The Mareeba Animal Refuge is always looking for people to walk the dogs and pet the cats as a way to keep them socialised. If you would like to volunteer your time, visit the refuge on Hickling Drive, Mareeba.

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