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Blooming marvellous turnout for St Wilfrid’s at Festival of Flowers

Our DREAMBUILDING team were delighted to take up a stand at this year’s Festival of Flowers at Chichester Cathedral. It was an incredible event and even the rain at the start didn’t deter the keenest of gardeners, who flocked to our stall to purchase everything from Geums to Geraniums and all sorts in between.

Chair of the Campaign Committee, Lis Spence, said: “This is the second time St Wilfrid’s has been fortunate enough to take up a stand at this event. I was overwhelmed by the generosity of local garden centres, nurseries, horticultural societies, flower clubs and individuals who responded to our request for support.

The event was a great success for the hospice raising almost £1,200 – a wonderful £300 more than in 2016! As well as raising vital funds for our DREAMBUILDING appeal, we were also able to promote the work of the Hospice in general and update visitors on the construction of our fantastic new building.”

St Wilfrid’s DREAMBUILDING Appeal is now in its final year; over the next 9 months we need to raise the remaining £1.8 million needed to bring our building to fruition. Construction began on our site in Bosham, in January 2018. The steel frame is now in place for three of the four buildings and we hope to open our doors during spring 2019.

St Wilfrid’s Hospice would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that visited our stall and purchased a plant or made a donation and all those that generously donated plants including:

Manor Nursery, Hills Plants, Tawny Nursery, Bosham Flower Club, Richard Anwyl, Bellfield Nursery, B&Q Bognor Regis, Wyevale Garden Centre, Walberton Nursery, Greenwood Group, Chidham Lodge Nursery, Broad Road Nursery, Blue Ribbon Plants, Brick Kiln Garden Centre, Chalcroft Nursery, Hilliers, Yapton and District Cottage Gardener’s Society, Chris Todman.