The Hospice in the Weald is a fabulous charity and one that I really enjoy helping to raise funds. 18 months ago, I hosted a demonstration for them in a local village hall and we raised £800. With an invitation to return this year, I hosted a Christmas demonstration and the 120 seats sold out extremely quickly. It was a really fun afternoon and we raised a huge £1700 and all through the love of flowers.
Another charity that I like to support is the NSPCC and I was invited to host a Christmas wreath making class in East Sussex and it was attended by 23 very enthusiastic ladies all armed with a huge amount of fabulous foliages. The class lasted for 3 hours and culminated with a short floral demonstration while the participants enjoyed a full afternoon tea. Total funds raised for this venture reached a fantastic £800.