Topsham flower festival success

This year’s St Margaret’s Church flower festival has been hailed as a success after raising more than �2,000 for good causes.

The festival ran for three days, and featured a barbecue, refreshments and a series of raffles, along with the flower displays.

A total of �2,100 was raised, of which �1,050 has been donated to Exeter homeless charity St Petrock’s, and another �1,050 has been donated to church funds.

Peter Grinyer, husband of organiser Mary Grinyer, said: “The event was a big success, as we raised �500 more than last year and �1,400 more than two years ago.

“It’s growing every year, and we’re now attracting people from as far away as Plymouth and Barnstaple.


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