Plants help light up fes­tive fundraiser

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - COMMUNITY -

MORE than £765 was raised for a Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port char­ity at an an­nual event held at Pinewood Nurs­eries.

Guests were over­awed by the sight of 50,000 home grown il­lu­mi­nated red poin­set­tias in a two acre green­house, and they en­joyed tur­key sand­wiches and a glass of fizz as they lis­tened to sea­sonal mu­sic per­formed by lo­cal group, The Stoke Po­ges Singers.

Marie Jackson, one of the direc­tors of Pinewood Nurs­eries, said: “We do enjoy this fes­tive event and for the first time ever we were able to il­lu­mi­nate the poin­set­tias, thanks to the light­ing sup­plied by Karen and the team at Event Per­fect in Che­sham.

“Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port is a char­ity that means a lot to us and we are pleased to be able to help to fundraise.”

Raf­fle prizes were do­nated by sev­eral busi­nesses and in­cluded beauty ther­apy, golf lessons and monthly fam­ily mem­ber­ships at the Nuffield Health Gym.

Guests were also given the chance to or­der their Christ­mas tur­key and to make the most of the shop­ping dis­counts avail­able on the night.

Chair­man of Ger­rards Cross and Dis­trict Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port Fundrais­ing Group, Liz King, said: “There cer­tainly was a fes­tive feel to the evening, the Stoke Po­ges Singers per­formed a wide range of sea­sonal mu­sic from a stage within the il­lu­mi­nated poin­set­tia crop and were ex­cel­lent.

“The poin­set­tias were a mag­nif­i­cent spec­ta­cle and guests seemed to take some of the Christ­mas spirit home with them. All of us say a huge thank you to the direc­tors of Pinewood Nurs­eries for host­ing this bril­liant evening and for rais­ing so much money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port.”

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