Postponed Christmas wreath-making workshop raises £ 1,000 for Rosemère


The amazing crowns

A charity Christmas wreath-making workshop in the hall of St Leonard’s Church in Penwortham raised over £ 1,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.


The sold-out event was hosted by Penwortham neighbors and longtime Rosemere Cancer Foundation fundraisers Normal Blackburn and Margaret Dunn, with step-by-step lessons from former local florist Gill Salisbury.
Wilson, assisted by her son Peter and Norma’s son Simon.

The students worked with foliage collected locally by Dave and Kate Haworth, who also posted a request on the Penwortham Past and Present group’s Facebook page for donations from the villagers’ gardens.

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Norma said: “We would like to thank everyone who supported this fun and festive event and apologize to those who were unable to secure a place for the workshop as it was oversubscribed.

“There were some fantastic decorative door wreaths at the end of the session.”

Yvonne Stott, Community and Event Fundraiser for the Rosemère Cancer Foundation, said: “Besides the brilliant Norma and Margaret, there were many other people who made this event such a success.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone. I know the workshop was originally scheduled for last December but had to be postponed due to Covid restrictions, so some have patiently waited a full year to attend.

When last year’s event couldn’t take place, Norma, Margaret and Simon raised just under £ 800 for the charity by making 57 wreaths themselves in Norma’s Alley, under the direction of Gill, to make sure those reserved for the workshop don’t miss a Christmas door wreath.

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