Flower show for church re­pairs fund

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Front Page -

A FLOWER fes­ti­val is be­ing held in Ruckinge to help raise funds to re­pair the church.

Flow­ers, plants and other pro­duce will be on sale at the Church of St Mary Mag­da­lene from 10am un­til 5pm on Satur­day and Sun­day.

The church needs to raise £25,000 to re­pair and re­dec­o­rate the in­te­rior which was dam­aged af­ter the roof came off in the great storm of 1987.

Parish­ioner Stu­art Cross is go­ing a step fur­ther than most to help raise the money by walk­ing 192 miles from coast to coast in two weeks start­ing on May 30.

Fol­low­ing in the foot­steps of fell walker Al­fred Wain­wright he will be trekking through three na­tional parks, in­clud­ing the Lake District, York­shire Dales and North York Moors.

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