Thousands raised by Crowthorne Flower Festival
August 07, 2012
Fantastic floral displays celebrating the best Britain has to offer created a sea of patriotic colour.
Crowthorne Flower Festival was blooming with displays from more than 40 people and representatives from organisations.
More than 2,000 people visited the Parish Church of St John the Baptist in Waterloo Road for the festival, which was organised as part of the Crowthorne Carnival celebrations.
Visitors helped raise £2,358 for two charities – the older persons charity COATS and the youth charity HopeZone.
Of the cash, £350 was raised from the sale of raffle tickets from people hoping to win a patchwork quilt donated by Crowthorne Crafts and a picture donated by Wokingham Embroiderers’ Guild.
Visitors were also entertained by groups including the Crowthorne Chimes, The Round Table Singers and clarinetist John Burns.
The event on July 14 also raised £1,100 to be donated to the church’s Repair and Renovation Fund.