Charity cottage

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A Belper woman has raised £900 for Alzheimer’s Society by inviting visitors to look around her picturesque cottage garden.

She made the decision to raise money for the charity as her husband, David, has lived with the disease for more than seven years.

Bridget Wright opened up her home’s garden, which is set into the side of a disused quarry, to the public on July 23 and raised funds by selling teas, cakes and ice creams as well as holding a bric a brac and a tombola stall.

Mrs Wright said: “I would like to thank everyone who helped me and everyone who visited, donated and made it into such a lovely enjoyable day.”

Alzheimer’s Society rely on voluntary donations to continue supporting the hundreds of thousands of people in the UK who suffer from the disease.