Amanda’s Garden Fete: smell the roses to help fight a killer


Barry Young with his daughter Amanda's horse Beau... the horse is 38 years old and Barry and wife Lorraine got Beau for Amanda when she was born in 1979, keeping it after she died in 1997. Picture: Marie Nirme          d460401
Barry Young with his daughter Amanda's horse Beau... the horse is 38 years old and Barry and wife Lorraine got Beau for Amanda when she was born in 1979, keeping it after she died in 1997. Picture: Marie Nirme         d460401

PEOPLE will be able to sit and relax and enjoy the roses at Amanda’s Garden Fete.

The Amanda Young Foundation will hold its annual fundraiser for meningococcal awareness at the corner of Margaret and Matison streets in Southern River from 10am to 4.30pm on October 22 and 23.

A collection of David Austen’s tea and climbing roses adorning the numerous arches will provide a colourful display at the event. There will be water features with a Monet bridge, Louisiana iris and a large variety of plants, trees and shrubs.

Guests will also be able to enjoy the art displays, plants, cake, jam and fresh honey sales and music provided on Sunday by the Gosnells Men’s Shed.

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The foundation was inaugurated in 1998 following 18-year-old Amanda’s sudden death from meningococcal septicaemia following an Australian universities regatta in Penrith NSW.

The aims of the foundation are to create awareness of the swift and lethal nature of the disease, support survivors, fund relevant local research projects at UWA and encourage youth leadership.

Entry is $5 and children are free.

Go to www.amandayoungfoundation.org.au for more.