Spring blooms help coffers grow

Holy Cross Church, Byfield staged it's Daffodil Day Festival recently.''Pictured: Rev. Stevie Cross, Chris Buck (Church Warden) & Lyn Grennan.
Holy Cross Church, Byfield staged it's Daffodil Day Festival recently.''Pictured: Rev. Stevie Cross, Chris Buck (Church Warden) & Lyn Grennan.
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DAFFODILS were in full bloom at the weekend just in time for a charity event.

Byfield Holy Cross Church held its annual daffodil day on Saturday.

Church warden Chris Cross said: “It was a very well attended event.

“In total we raised £361 which is a great amount.

“We kept some of the money back to grow bulbs for next year, but the rest will be donated to Katharine House Hospice.

“We started supporting that charity in memory of our groundkeeper David Kemp who passed away some years ago.”

The spring sunshine helped make the day one of the most successful daffodil days ever held at the church.

Mrs Cross added: “This is something we do every year and this was definitely one of the best ones so far.

“There was a steady stream of people throughout the day.

“And they weren’t just churchgoers; we had lots of people from across the village.

“We also held a raffle, coffee and cake and a lot of people were able to see inside the church for the first time.

“It was a good social event for the village and a very enjoyable day.”