Florist pledges her help for gala night

Pictured is Janet Marlow
Pictured is Janet Marlow

The countdown continues for the grand finale to the Gusher’s year of fundraising in aid of the Jago Worrall Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for our Festive Charity Gala, at Fawsley Hall, on November 15.

And also pledging to play her part in the event is Welton florist, Janet Marlow, who will be creating the table centrepieces for the event and is well known in the village.

She said: “I used to be the cook at The White Horse in Welton and I got asked to put a few flowers out on the table.

“When I left, I thought I might like to do something like this so I enrolled at Moulton College and I have been doing it for 20 years.

“I have done weddings in France, Ireland and I did one at St Paul’s Cathedral which I was really delighted about.”

She also has a personal connection as she knows the Worrall family.

Mrs Marlow said: “When Jago had his accident, we didn’t know what had happened, but the whole village pulled together to help in the aftermath of the tragedy.

“It was amazing and very heartening to see all of the people come together in the village and offering support.”

The Festive Charity Gala aims to raise vital funds for two-year-old Jago Worrall, from Welton, who was left severely brain-damaged after an accident last year in which he nearly drowned.

The gala will take place in the Knightly Suite, arrival from 7pm.

The evening includes a four-course festive menu, live dancing to the band and an auction with the chance to bid on an exclusive range of signed sporting and showbiz memorabilia.

Tickets cost £65pp with the option of bringing a gift for under the Christmas tree which will later be passed on to Northampton General Hospital children’s ward.

There is also the option of accommodation on the night at a specially reduced rate of £150 per room (based on two people sharing and to include full English breakfast). The standard rate is normally £250.To book, call 01327 708288.