A charity Christmas wreath making workshop in Penwortham’s St Leonard’s Church Hall raised over £1,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.Advertisement
The sell-out event was organised by Penwortham neighbours and longstanding Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraisers Normal Blackburn and Margaret Dunn with step-by-step tuition by former local florist Gill Salisbury
Wilson, assisted by her son Peter and Norma’s son Simon.
Students worked with foliage collected locally by Dave and Kate Haworth, who also posted a request on Penwortham Past and Present group’s Facebook page for donations from villagers’ gardens.
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Norma said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported this fun, festive event and apologise to those who weren’t able to get a place on the workshop as it was over-subscribed.
“There were some fantastic, decorative door wreaths by the end of the session.”
Yvonne Stott, community and events fundraiser for Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “As well as the brilliant Norma and Margaret, there were a lot of other people who made this event so successful.
“We’re extremely grateful to everyone. I know the workshop was originally planned for last December but had to be postponed because of Covid restrictions so some patiently waited a full year to take part.”
When last year’s event couldn’t go ahead, Norma, Margaret and Simon raised just under £800 for the charity by making 57 wreaths themselves on Norma’s driveway, under Gill’s guidance, to ensure those booked on to the workshop didn’t miss out on a Christmas door wreath.
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