Flower show will boost charities

Ninfield Flower Festival, Ninfield Memorial Hall, Ninfield.'24.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Chairman of Ninfield Flower Group Christine Purkess and Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex Marion Shepherd with the Jack in the Green and May Day display by Lynn Carter ENGSUS00120130826165301
Ninfield Flower Festival, Ninfield Memorial Hall, Ninfield.'24.08.13.'Pictures by: TONY COOMBES PHOTOGRAPHY'Chairman of Ninfield Flower Group Christine Purkess and Deputy Lieutenant for East Sussex Marion Shepherd with the Jack in the Green and May Day display by Lynn Carter ENGSUS00120130826165301

A three day bank holiday Flower Festival at Ninfield Memorial Hall is set to raise money for three charities.

The show runs from Saturday August 29 - Monday 30 from 10.30am - 5pm each day and this year has the televisual theme of ‘On The Box’

Christine Purkiss, from Ninfield Flower group, said: “Two years ago we raised around £3500 and gave £3000 to the Sara Lee Trust.

This year we are spreading our donations and supporting three different charities - Medical Detection Dogs, the Bexhill Dementia Alliance and Dragonflies Project, which helps children cope with bereavement.

“The festival will be officially opened by Lucky, who is one of the Medical Assistance dogs whose owner has type 1 diabetes and Lucky helps him when there is a danger of him going into a coma. The other part of the detection charity is that of sniffing out cancer cells – with great success.

“To give you a taste of the plans for the ‘On the Box’ festival, the interpretative arrangements will include The Weather Forecast, Downton Abbey, Call the Midwife, Game of Thrones, The Great British Bake-Off and many others. There will also be a chance for the visitors to vote for the ‘People’s Choice’ award.”

Ninfield Memorial Hall is situated on Bexhill Road.

Admission to the show is £2 per person. Refreshments will be available over the weekend and there will be a plant stall, books and bric-a-brac as well as a raffle and tombola.

For more details about Ninfield Flower Group and its activities visit www.ninfieldflowergroup.co.uk.

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