Flowering arranging and afternoon tea with Jalon Valley Help

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PEPE’S RESTAURANT in Alcalali played host to a packed terrace on Monday April 10 as the ever enthusiastic and hardworking volunteers of Jalon Valley Help held a demonstration of flower arranging and afternoon tea.

Jo Jeffrey kicked off the afternoon with an inspiring demonstration of flower arranging. Jo – a member of the National Association of Flower Arrangers – transformed a wicker container, two decorated boxes and a piece of dried palm leaf into a variety of beautiful arrangements – all filled with brightly coloured flowers and foliage supplied or acquired locally.

As she was arranging, Jo also gave an interesting commentary on the history of tea and interspersed this with some funny anecdotes from her years as a demonstrator. Her final showpiece, which she called ‘Tea Dance’, was perfectly accompanied by music played by Bob Welham.

Jo donated the arrangements she had created to the raffle, raising an outstanding €1,000 – which will help the charity take care of the needy and sick in the local area.

In thanking everyone at the end of the afternoon, Elaine Horton, President of Jalon Valley Help, expressed her gratitude to the charity´s volunteers who had made the delicious sandwiches, provided a variety of yummy cakes and served those present with tea in china cups poured from a proper tea pot.

Jalon Valley Help´s next charity event is the annual May Fayre which will be held in the Rastro Car Park Jalon on Sunday May 14 from 10.00am to 2.00pm.

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