Fiona's fabulous green fingers, plus provided so many plants

Fund Raising Fun

14th October 2023


Once again Parishioners rallied to ‘Person’ the fund raising stalls at Coles Hall while locals exercised their democratic rights at the polling station.  This wonderful opportunity to take advantage of a greater than usual amount of foot traffic was well worth the effort of the workers who were on site before 7.30am and didn’t leave until well after 5pm. It was also a busy day on Friday setting up the plant stalls and preparing the barbecue. 

John, Sara, Dawn and Fiona provided encouragement to the many interested customers who happily took home beautiful and thriving plants.  The recent gardening blitz of the church’s south garden also supplied corms and bulbs of bearded iris and agapanthus. Quirky  ‘Fairy Gardens’ in jugs and teacups created by Helen and Elizabeth  were very popular.

Lovely lavender bags, also created by Helen, and the photographic cards and chocolate goodies by Fiona also sold well. 

The sausage sizzle, under the capable leadership of Emma, took a while to entice customers, but once that scintillating smell of sausage and onion was established, Peter, Pauline and Emma were kept on their toes.  

Calling on family and friends to assist, Emma enlisted the help of son Kirk and friend Nicole who provided friendly service to the growing crowd. 

Meanwhile, over in All Souls’ Church our resident art specialist Rehana offered distraction for children while parents voted.  Thank you Rehana for your talents and support.  The ever-helpful Pauline was there to assist.