Nick and Annette Mason kindly opened up their family gardens to the public to raise money for two excellent local charities. They decided to support Springboard for the younger generation and the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust for the older residents of Wiltshire.
The moment you walked into the front gate of their Wiltshire home, the event had a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Dotted around the grounds were dramatic sculptures provided by Art at the Edge and Nick Mason had hand picked a few favourites from his outstanding car collection to complement.
Celebrities donated cakes to be auctioned off and Nick Mason's studio doubled as the "Rock Cafe" where you could have a cup of tea or even source a photo of yourself behind the famous Pink Floyd drum kit.
The gardens were in full bloom and having a brief chat with Nick he joked he was apprehensive that one of the visitors would ask him the name of one of the more complex plants as his specialist subject during the weekend was his cars. That passion clarely showed through and it was a true joy to be able to chat all things automotive.
Upon leaving I heard someone saying "what a thoroughly enjoyable afternoon" and I agreed. It was such a well organised event that provided something for everyone. With such open, friendly, welcoming and thoughtful hosts, the Bobby Van and Springboard charities were provided a perfect platform to raise awareness of their work across the county of Wiltshire.