Visitors to Sandringham Church and Flower Festival were kept refreshed and hydrated by the hard work and effort of volunteers manning the church refreshments tent on what was one of the hottest days ever, on record.
Jackie Christensen, the Teas and Tent organiser wrote, following 4 busy days…
“I thought I’d let you know that we had an amazing day for flower show church teas last Wednesday considering the truly arduous conditions. It was so hot from start to finish and we were all melting in the tent with 3 tea urns full of boiling water and a kettle! But all our wonderful volunteers over the 4 days before, during and after the show were absolutely marvellous, everyone single one is such a hero and I am so proud to be able to call them all friends.
We had such a happy day and new friendships have been forged which I think is more important than the actually fundraising aspect. However thankfully we had a safe day, with volunteers and our visitors alike staying calm, happy and relaxed throughout the day. I spoke to lots of our visitors, several who come back year after year to visit us at church on flower show day, the main comments being what a fantastic cup of tea in such welcoming and beautiful surroundings.
To cap it all we raised a whopping £3008 net for church funds, which considering the hot weather was a fantastic testament to everyone’s hard work!”
Jackie has been the lead organiser for church teas for several years and her effort, along with her incredible team of volunteers have raised over £20,000 for church funds during her time but Jackie has now decided the time is now right to hand the reins over to someone else for next year.
Jackie, we salute you and thank you for all you have committed. And, a heart felt welcome to each and everyone of the team who gave up their time, as ever, in aid of keeping the church funds coming in.