Flower arrangers raise £300 for charity

ARBROATH Flower Club announced at its latest meeting that it had raised over £300 at a recent charity night.

The money was realised, with the help of members, guests and Morrisons supermarket, at a prize bingo and quiz night and will be donated to local charities in due course

Following this announcement, chairperson Sandra Begg introduced guest demonstrator Julie Culton from Cupar.

Trainee demonstrator Julie provided an entertaining and confident demonstration of floral art on an ‘Out of Town’ theme.

Her first design was an interpretation of afternoon tea in Norfolk using dried oak, beech, pitisporum and skimea with a mix of red and yellow roses and contorted string in a large cup and saucer.

She followed this with her interpretation of a sunset and then a very clever all white design set in a milk pail to reflect a farm visit.

An African safari holiday was brought to life using black cordaline, exotic orange blooms, pinks roses, gloriosa lilies linked by turquoise medalino sticks on a black and gold two placement stand.

Julie’s final display was inspired by a similar design she saw on top of a grand piano in a Warwickshire stately home and featured palm leaves, purple leatris, pink and mauve lizianthus, pink roses, pink orchids and mauve tulips in a black glass vase.

The chairperson thanked Valerie Dalglish for the welcome flowers and the vote of thanks was given by Brenda Prow.

The next meeting will be held in the Helen Street clubrooms of the Royal British Legion Scotland at 7.30 p.m., on Thursday, May 16, and will feature a visit from touring national demonstrator John Thexton with the theme ‘Inspire... Admire’.