Ely Flower Club celebrates 40th anniversary with an evening of fun, flowers and food

AN evening of fun, flowers and food was enjoyed by more than 100 people who turned out to celebrate the 40th anniversary of The City of Ely Flower Club.

Chairman Grace Bent had baked and decorated a birthday cake, which was enjoyed as part of the buffet in the style of an English tea party. Grace also welcomed everyone to the party at Needham’s Hall in Ely College, including past and present members, and guests.

A flower demonstration was given by national demonstrator Nick Grounds. As well as arranging wonderful flowers, he once again entertained the audience with his hilarious stories and banter throughout the evening.

A booklet charting the club’s history from 1972-2012 was produced and distributed to everyone. This brought back many memories for a lot of people.

The chairman would like to thank the committee and members for all their hard work in preparing the room for the tea party and providing the superb buffet.

Two raffles were held, one for the flower arrangements created by Nick Grounds and a special one for Magpas, which raised �244.40 in memory of the club’s late treasurer, Mrs Gill Read.

The next club meeting will be held on Thursday June 14 at Needham’s Hall at 7.15pm. This will be the club’s show, with members bringing along their own flower arrangements for the annual competition. Entrance fee: Visitors �5.00, Members �2.00. (includes tea/coffee & biscuits).