What: Garden open, in aid of Independent Age

Where: The Gardens of Skirsgill Park, Penrith CA11 0DH

When: Sunday 22 May, 2pm to 5pm

Entry: £3.50, children free

The gardens of Skirsgill Park, near Penrith, will be open on Sunday 22 May between 2pm and 5pm. Situated on the River Eamont, the gardens include a peaceful river walk as well as a well-established azalea garden which dates back over 100 years. This little-known garden is rarely open to the public and will delight visitors with its impressive show of colour and its collection of rare trees.

All proceeds from the afternoon will go to Independent Age, a unique charity providing lifelong support to thousands of older people across the UK, including around 370 people in the North East and Cumbria.

This event is supported by the Keswick office of Brewin Dolphin, one of the UK’s largest private client investment managers. Refreshments will be available in addition to a bring-and-buy produce and plant sale. Most parts of the garden are suitable for wheelchair access and dogs are permitted if kept on a lead.

For more information about this event, contact Kay White on 0191 236 5039 or kay.white@independentage.org.uk

For media enquiries, contact Rebecca Law on 020 7605 4291 or rebecca.law@independentage.org.uk

Notes to Editor

Directions

Leave the M6 at Junction 40. After taking the A66 West the entrance to Skirsgill Park is 100 yards on the left. This is before Rheged.

About Independent Age

Independent Age is a unique and growing charity: a support community for thousands of older people across the UK and the Republic of Ireland. We offer a helping hand from a trusted friend, tackling older people’s poverty and loneliness by offering information, advice and friendship. For more information visit: www.independentage.org.uk

About Brewin Dolphin

The Brewin Dolphin Group manages over £23 billion of funds for over 130,000 private clients and of this £14 billion is on a discretionary basis. BD has 41 offices throughout the UK and Channel Islands and Brewin Dolphin Corporate Advisory and Broking is adviser to 90 small and medium size quoted companies and institutions.

Brewin Dolphin Limited (“BD”) is the principal operating company of Brewin Dolphin Holdings PLC. BD is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and is a member of the London Stock Exchange.

The Group provides a complete investment management and financial planning service for private investors, charities and pension funds and has Corporate Advisory and Broking Services. Stocktrade is the Group's Execution-Only telephone and on-line dealing division.

In 2010 Brewin Dolphin won Citywire’s Large Firm Adviser Choice Award and the Research department won the Investment Week Award for best discretionary research.

Please see the Media Centre section on our website: http://www.brewindolphinmedia.co.uk/media.aspx for details and photos of all commentators and analysts throughout the BD Group.

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