Record Breaking Plant and Cake Sale in Lyndhurst

Annual Plant Sale in Lyndhurst

Annual Plant Sale in Lyndhurst

Once again (last Saturday 12th May) the fabulous annual plant and cake sale broke its own fundraising record and raised a staggering £3,600 for Connect2 Ethiopia.

Henry Rosenvinge who organised the sale told us “The sun shone, the people came out in support, the village traffic came to a deadlock, there were queues at the gate and at the refreshments, there was much chatter and lots of smiles, the CAFOD banners fluttered in the breeze, and the Sale raised over £3,600 for Connect2 Ethiopia which is another record for us.”

The Team!

The Team!

A HUGE THANK YOU to Henry and Nuala and all the volunteers who supported the sale by growing plants, making cakes and helping to sell on the day. Many thanks to all those who came along and bought plants and cakes.

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In our Connect2 community in Sebeya, in northern Ethiopia, drought threatens hundreds of families who rely on farming for survival. CAFOD is helping vulnerable households with food and seeds, new water points and dams for irrigation.

Fiseha from Ethiopia helping to build an irrigation channel.

Fiseha from Ethiopia helping to build an irrigation channel.

 

 

 

 

Lyndhurst Plant & Cake Sale raises over £3000 for Ethiopia

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D'Arcy

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D’Arcy

A local Lyndhurst team of CAFOD volunteers sold over a thousand plants on Saturday 13th May to raise money to buy seeds for a community in Ethiopia that has been hit by drought.The seventh Annual Plant and Cake Sale was organised by the church of Our Lady and St. Edward, and raised the amazing amount of £3026 which is an increase on last year’s total and a new record!

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Come to Lyndhurst for fabulous plants and cakes on 13th May

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D'Arcy

Henry Rosenvinge; Jill Trant; Sheila Blyth; Mel Wainwright; James Trant and Carole D’Arcy

The Church of Our Lady and St Edward in Lyndhurst is holding its 7th Annual Plant and Cake Sale in aid of Connect2: Ethiopia organised by Henry Rosenvinge and his team of CAFOD supporters on Saturday 13th May.   There will be over 1000 flowers and vegetable plants, with garden bric-à-brac, and lots of freshly baked cakes. The sale is from 10am until 12pm at Henry’s house Dunelm, Silver Street, Emery Down in Lyndhurst. Entrance is £2 which includes tea, coffee and cake.  Not to be missed! Continue reading