MORE than 6,000 people poured into Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's gardens on Saturday and Sunday to help raise over £50,000 for charity.

Mr Mason and his wife Annette open up their gardens at Middlewick House in Corsham for two days to support the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, of which Mrs Mason is a vice-patron, and the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.

Mr Mason, 77, was delighted to be able to go ahead with this year's event, after last year's was cancelled because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said: "People are delighted to take a look at the gardens; they look so much better after one of these events than they did before.

"Many people have been bottled up for so long during the pandemic they are just pleased to come out."

Jennie Shaw, a director of the Bobby Van Trust, said that more than 3,000 visitors had attended on each of the open days.

"We've been absolutely overwhelmed with the response. We're so grateful to Nick and Annette and all the traders and the people who have come.

"We raised £40,000 in 2019, which was split between the two charities, and we're hoping to beat that this year.

"We're delighted to be able to put on an event that is successful, but we're even more pleased to be put on an event that is Covid-safe and successful."

More than 30 traders took stalls and visitors were able to look around the gardens at the 18th century house and admire Nick's classic cars, including a rare 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO worth more than £60 million.

He also has a collection of high-performance supercars including McLaren F1 GTR, a Bugatti Type 35, and a Ferrari 512S racer that starred in Steve McQueen’s film Le Mans.