Festival success

Plant sale at St Peter's Church - Paul Roberts (left) with Janette Eastwood, Linda and Vincent Wilson.
Plant sale at St Peter's Church - Paul Roberts (left) with Janette Eastwood, Linda and Vincent Wilson.

“Absolutely delighted” is how St Peter’s Church fundraiser Paul Roberts described his response to Saturday’s new-look Garden and Flower Festival at the March church.

The busy day is expected to raise around £1,000 towards repairs and church maintenance.

Church member Ed Palmer raised £200 from a charity chest wax and Mr Roberts said the raffle with a top prize of £250 worth of shrubs, delivery, compost, labour and planting proved very popular.

People manning the stalls were kept busy as the refreshments and bric-a-brac stalls went down a storm.

Visitors to the new-look event were asked to make a personally affordable donation in exchange for the plants they were looking to buy.