Festive flower workshop in Queen of Peace
BRAY CANCER SUPPORT held a very successful Christmas flower workshop last Friday morning at Villa Pacis in the Queen of Peace.
The participants, aged between 40 and 96, made centre-pieces for their Christmas dinner tables. Each of the ladies was shown how to make the pieces by Rosaleen Kilkenny in an initial demonstration.
They were then provided with a base, the greenery and candles to complete the festive table decorations. The class, which is always hugely popular amongst clients, was attended by either those who had suffered from cancer or their family members. Centre Manager Veronica O’Leary said that the social aspect of the morning was very important to people who might find themselves lonely and isolated at this time of year.
She added that the men who attend the garden project at Festine Lente are making Christmas wreaths this year, and said that they too find the company of the project invaluable. She remarked that anyone can go up to the garden without actually having to do any gardening.
Transport was provided for those making the beautiful centre-pieces.
Eva O’Toole, Carmel Brady, Lily Hayden and Mary Greene at the flower workshop.