I spent the first hour of the day collecting for the charity at the Chelsea Flower Show; always good for the soul to see how generous many people are.  Fascinating also to see the people who you thunk would give and sometimes know walk by transfixed by something over the horizon.  Never mind despite yesterdays down pour the collectors have done well, all supported by a fine background crew who were counting organising or just brewing tea.  The Pensioners did us proud once more.  I was able to have a chat with good old Baxterbear who tried to hug me, but I saw it coming and ran!  He has done us really well as our mascot at Chelsea and was a welcome addition to our crew.  Well done all those collectors including Robin Bacon who collected £480 this afternoon.  


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