City of Ely Flower Club raise £300 for local charity "EARTH" at Larkfields

PUBLISHED: 10:27 10 July 2017 | UPDATED: 10:28 10 July 2017

Flower competition winners Mary Sparks, president Joyce Svensson, Marie Twin, Angela Causton and Helen Hills.

Flower competition winners Mary Sparks, president Joyce Svensson, Marie Twin, Angela Causton and Helen Hills.

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The City of Ely Flower Club donated £300 to local charity EARTH at their annual show.

After a floral competition was introduced there was a talk from representatives of “EARTH” who explained how the charity gives adults with learning and physical disabilities the chance to work in real horticulture situations.

An EARTH spokesman said: “It encourages independence and achievements through work experience and gardening therapy.”

Joyce Svensson, president of the City of Ely Flower Club presented a £300 cheque to Vicky Casapieri, EARTH chairman.

The donation was followed by a quiz and presentation of the trophies for the winners of the floral competition.

Joyce said: “It was wonderful to see the hall full of such sensational displays. The standard of entries was again extremely high in the ‘novice’ and ‘advanced’ classes which made it very difficult for members and visitors to vote for their best arrangements.”

During the evening, Pam Turner, honorary member of the club, paid tribute to Grace Bent, who died in June and had been chairman for 15 years.

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