Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Coffee Morning and flower arranging for MND

The Verger of Prestatyn Parish Church Alan Jones, [ he knew Andrew well by the way ] has very kindly arranged to hold coffee morning on Saturday the 7th of April- where there will be a team of lovely ladies in church decorating the window ledges in readiness for Easter-the public are invited in to church to watch the ladies in action , chat and enjoy a coffee and see the work in progress. There will be a raffle and all the proceeds raised this year will be going to the MNDA.

The church will be open from 10 am to 11.30 am- and admission will be £1 per person.
Ann and I contribute and decorate a window ledge [ each] here every Harvest festival ,Christmas and Easter, though because of work commitments we get to sneak in the night before and arrange ours then ! Many years ago when my sister first started organizing the Prestatyn Flower show the floral art section was not that well supported [ I`am delighted to say it is now and the standard is very high ] as a result -I got dragged along to night classes with Ann -and have enjoyed many years decorating our church and joining in with flower festivals and entering the local shows-it has been a lot of fun . Please, if you get a moment pop in and support the ladies
-they work very hard to make the church look beautiful and are a very friendly bunch- always enjoying a good chat and much laughter over a cup of tea or coffee !

A little bit of a news update now.

I have just received an email from Christina who wrote to tell me how she got on with her last fundraiser [ see last post ] The auction and comedy night she organized for Eric made a staggering 11,000 pounds plus- with 10% of the proceeds going to the MNDA !!! -the rest is to be put into a trust fund for Eric`s 3 lovely children-she wrote there was a lot of laughter , joy and a few tears too !! Our next fundraiser is to be a Folk Music festival in Enfield [ not far from us then Christina ] will give out details of that when I know more . Well done to everyone involved.


ted and bunny said...

too far to come but please will you take some pics so I can share?

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You do good work Jan, and have brought to us the faces of this terrible disease.

Jim said...

Hi Janet! This sounds like a community effort for sure. The first arrangement on your post is lovely! Good luck with the coffee morning. Oh yes, Happy Spring to you and yours!

Terry said...

Always a pleasure to hear from you, Janet.
That arrangement is beautiful!
I hope the coffee morning and the folk music festival raise a lot for the cause.

Nikki Woodman said...

A lovely idea Janet.. I'm planning something too on May 13th.. details later as I have to finally confirm with the venue. Every little bit helps.. it's going to be my first fundraiser so not a high target, but as I said, every little bit helps for the so so supportive MND association. Lots of love and best wishes Nikki

Cassie said...

You do such a nice job of the flowers. How wonderful of your church to do this coffee benefit. Wanted to pop by and wish you and the family a Happy Easter. I'll try to catch you on FB too. xx