PUBLISHED: 16:08 02 May 2012 | UPDATED: 21:20 20 February 2013



A plant sale and Spring Garden Party in support of WaterAid takes place on May 5 in Datchet

Peter and Maggie Darban, of specialist garden tools company Darlac, raised a substantial sum of money for WaterAid at last years Spring Garden Party, and are set to raise even more money and awareness for the charity this May Bank Holiday Weekend.

WaterAid enables some of the worlds poorest people to gain access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene. In the developing world, diseases caused by poor sanitation and unclean water kill 4,000 children every day more than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.

Weve already had some glorious weather this Spring and its only when hose pipe bans come into place that we even begin to consider what a luxury it is to have readily accessible water. explains Peter. We all grumble when we have to turn off our sprinklers but we rarely consider the fact that 2.5 billion people - thats 35% of the worlds population - dont even have access to sanitation.

Its been a busy Easter in the Darban household. Peter, himself an avid gardener, has grown an abundance of extra plants including several varieties of tomato, courgettes, peppers, aubergine and squash alongside a range of herbs and flowers. The UKs leading plastics manufacturer - Stewarts Plastics have generously donated 1,000 plant pots for the second stage of potting on.

The open day will also include a chance to buy garden tools donated by Darlac whilst more beautiful potted plants have been generously donated by RHS Chelsea Flower Show medal winners and Marshall Seeds has also provided a variety of their most popular flower & vegetable seeds.

The plant sale and garden party will start at 10am on Saturday, 5 May and will go on until 4pm or until sold out!

Venue: Datchet, Berkshire SL3 9AW with parking courtesy of Churchmead C of E School in Datchet.

For more information, or to make a donation to the sale call Darlac on 01753 547790. To donate directly to WaterAid visit www.wateraid.org

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