Katandra Garden Open Day Fundraiser


TREVOR and Adrienne Ware, their son Matt, and two of their grandchildren, Jack and Ryder Evans, are pictured with visitors Mel Marks (left) and Joy Niven (right) during the Open Garden Day event held at the Wares’ beautiful Cowes property, Katandra, on Sunday. Over 300 visitors turned out to the event, which raised $3200 for ‘Growing Cambodia’.

Growing Cambodia is a local organisation established by the Davie family that works to help break the poverty cycle for Cambodian children.
To date, two schools have been built and Davie family members and friends have travelled regularly to the country to support the teachers and students in them by providing English lessons.

  • The children are just delightful and it was a pleasure to work with such dedicated staff. This trip has been busy but very rewarding….. I am learning so much more about this incredible country and all its difficulties. I can see why so many people are so passionate about Cambodia.

    -Anne, Volunteer 2016
  • Not only do they help this new young generation learn English, which is the goal, but there are so many who are benefactors of the generosity of this group, that I am so glad I found. If you ever wonder in your life if one person can make a difference , you now know that they can. 

    -Glenda, Volunteer 2016
  • This was the most rewarding experience I have ever had as a student teacher

    -Abbie, Volunteer 2013
  • I would recommend volunteering to anyone and everyone, particularly those who love kids, enjoy a challenge and hope for a holiday that they’ll never forget

    -Jasmine, Volunteer 2012
  • Although volunteering is a giving thing I came away from the whole experience with a sense that I had certainly gained more than I had given

    -Julie, Volunteer 2014