Thursday, 26 September 2019

Flowers and Gardening in Old Buckenham

Flower and Garden Club
At September's meeting, prior to introducing their guest speaker, members of Breckland Flower and Garden Club had an informal talk from Simon Pain, Breast Cancer Consultant Surgeon at the NNUH. This was a rescheduled visit from March’s AGM when the club presented a cheque for £8,000 to the Breast Cancer Charity at the hospital. Simon thanked the club and gave an insight into the plans moving forward for the future of the Breast Cancer Care Unit, explaining the new Boudicca Charity providing a one stop clinic for patients alleviating the worrying waiting time from diagnosis to treatment.
Next it was time to introduce Sarah Hammond with her talk “Peonies”. Sarah presented her talk with a slide show of delightful peonies. She told members a little bit about herself and how she had married a farmer whose mother had a passion for peonies which she too became enchanted with, now having a successful business growing and supplying seasonal Norfolk flowers for all occasions (
Sarah kindly judged the competition and table arrangements, Alison Vivian was this month’s winner. The afternoon concluded with refreshments and the raffles.
The Club’s next meeting is in Old Buckenham Village Hall on Thursday 10 October at 2pm with Adele Kent and her demonstration entitled “Top Hat and Tails”. The competition is “Rainbow End” with the Barbara Fisher Trophy for best modern design.
The Club is planning a Charity Ploughman’s Lunch in Bunwell Village Hall on Wednesday 30 October from 12 noon to 2pm. Admission is £7 per person and if you wish to go along, please see below for contact details. All proceeds will be going to the Norfolk Accident Rescue Services (NARS) which is the charity the Club is supporting this year.
For more details regarding any of the above, including membership/visiting the club, please contact Christine Hewson on 01953 454528 or Sally Westrup on 01953 788712.

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