Hitchin flower and wedding dress festival raises £10,400 for St Mary’s Church and Philip Veale Children’s Centre in Malawi

Margaret Khinmaung and Lois Veale, two of the organising team for Flowers and Wedding Dresses Throug

Margaret Khinmaung and Lois Veale, two of the organising team for Flowers and Wedding Dresses Through the Ages, show off the fundraising event's profit total of £10,400. - Credit: Archant

A Hitchin flower and wedding dress festival has raised more than £10,000, with half the money set to help impoverished youngsters in Malawi.

The organisers of Flowers & Wedding Dresses Through the Ages, which was held at St Mary’s Church in June, have announced a total of £10,400, to be split equally between St Mary’s and the Philip Veale Children’s Centre in Malawi – where 170 children are cared for, fed, clothed and educated, and 24 orphans have their home.

Margaret Khinmaung – who ran the event alongside Lois Veale and Anne Senechal – said: “It was a mammoth task to undertake, but it culminated in a truly wonderful weekend. More than 1,200 people came.

“There are far too many people to thank individually – you know who you are – but without you it would not have been the huge success it was.

“Thanks also to everybody that came to support us.”


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