Penarth and District Lesotho Trust Plant Sale and Craft Fair a 'blooming success'

Penarth Times: SUCCESS: More than £1,000 was raised for the Penarth and District Lesotho Trust during their Plant Sale and Craft Fair SUCCESS: More than £1,000 was raised for the Penarth and District Lesotho Trust during their Plant Sale and Craft Fair

THE PENARTH and District Lesotho Trust (PADLT) would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to everyone that came along and supported their annual Plant Sale and Craft Fair 2014 on Saturday, May 17.

Suki Flynn, a trustee from PADLT, said: “We are very proud to announce that you helped us to raise the wonderful sum of £1,311.05. This money will go directly to Godfrey Kakande, the head teacher of TY Junior Academy, and will allow him to continue his marvellous work with his pupils, half of whom are orphans.

“The sun shone on a stunning and abundant variety of local and thriving plants, all of which had been nurtured and prepared for this very special event. The plants are donated by local people who wish to share their love and enthusiasm for gardening, and the success of the day rests entirely upon the generosity and time given freely by those who support us.

“In addition to the plants, an assortment of beautiful and locally crafted glass, Japanese prints, Japanese jewellery, Welsh crafts, handmade pens, knitted and felted crafts, handmade jewellery, cards and a collection of ‘gardenalia’ were exhibited to admire and buy. Delicious homemade cakes and treats went like hot cakes. Children’s crafts were also very much enjoyed, where they created their own mini gardens.”

She added: “Each year we look forward to this event and never cease to be amazed by the warmth and generosity of those wishing to support our charity. With special thanks to Style Gardens, Wenvoe and B&Q, Hadfield Road for their plant donations and the ongoing support of Stanwell Baptist Church.”

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