Fantastic Plant & Cake sale on Isle of Wight raises £346!

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Lovely cakes for sale

Thank you to Geraldine our parish volunteer at St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Cowes for organising a plant and cake sale in aid of CAFOD on 12th May. Many thanks to Peter, Sue, Lin and Donna who contributed plants and made cakes for the sale and raised the amazing amount of £346. Thank you so much !

Plants as well

Plants as well

Geraldine told me “We had cucumbers, tomatoes Cosmos, geraniums, dahlias, basket plants such as petunias. perennials such as Nepeta, heuchera and some shrubs. It provided a great opportunity for chat and people seemed to enjoy the plants and the very nice coffee which helps a lot. Lots of people came in after Mass on Sunday and bought plants or cake. We all felt it went well; we enjoyed ourselves getting  to know each other better and seeing everyone’s different talents and hearing about their gardens.”

What a great way to fund raise and we have lots more ideas here.

Setting up

More plants

More plants

Special Plant Sale Brings Communities Together

Plant Sale in Lyndhurst May 2016If you’re a gardener then you really cannot afford to miss the big Plant Sale in Lyndhurst (10am until 12pm) on Saturday 21st May!  There will be around 1000 plants on sale on the day!  A big team of CAFOD volunteers will be on hand to help and all proceeds will raise raise vital funds for Connect2:Ethiopia.  This will be the sixth year of the sale which has raised thousands of pounds to support CAFOD’s work in the past – so do make sure you come on down to Dunelm, Silver Street, Emery Down in Lyndhurst on the day! Continue reading