Masonic Hall, Gordon Street, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 2RT
Workington Flower Club was formed in 1976. We have a NAFAS demonstrator almost every month, who each create about 6 arrangements which then become the raffle prizes for that evening.
We are a small club with approximately 55 members. We meet in the Masonic Hall, Gordon Street, Workington, CA14 2EN, at 7pm on the last Wednesday in the month, every month except July. There is a nice big room with comfy padded chairs.
In addition to our monthly meetings we run a couple of trips during the year visiting gardens, flower festivals, or garden centres. We have held, or assisted, in several flower festivals over the years and in 2004 we assisted in the flower festival at Hayton Church which was very successful. In 2007 we were one of many clubs who contributed to the superb flower festival at Mirehouse, near Bassenthwaite.
In 2008 we organised a competition for flower arrangements as part of the "Paint The Town Red" weekend festival. We also made a major contribution to a Flower Festiva at St Paul's Church in Seaton, which was a great success. In 2010 we organised the centenary flower festival at St Mary's Church, Maryport. It is a large church and with help from ladies from other local clubs the festival was a huge success and a joy to behold.
2009 saw us celebrating the Golden Anniversary of NAFAS in May with a big cake and champagne at our members night. In July we held a Strawberry Coffee Morning in aid of Breast Cancer Care and raised £300. At our November Open Night we held a collection for Cockermouth Mountain Rescue Team who had worked so hard during the floods, and were able to donate £120 to help that excellent organisation replace their equipment that had all been contaminated by the flood water they had been working in.
In 2011 we celebrated our Coral Anniversary on 23rd February with a special cake and a glass of wine for everyone. That night our demonstrator was Mrs Patti Dawson who incorporated coral into her designs. It was a great night, enjoyed by all.
Still in 2011 we played a major part in the very successful Flower Festival at Flimby Church. Where, despite the rather poor weather over that weekend, the Church managed to raise over £3,000 and hopefully gained some new members.
We also helped out at Flower Festivals at Plumland and West Newton Churches. Both were very successful.
For our Open Night in 2011 we had Mr Jonathan Moseley now a TV star of the Allotment Challenge, who gave a wonderful demonstration to around 140 ladies.
2012 saw the return of Workington's Paint The Town Red, and we were very pleased to have been asked to participate once again. So on Friday 18th May there was a Flower Arranging demonstration by Bill Dixon, in the Trades Hall, Workington, with all proceeds going to the West Cumbria Hospice at Home, the chosen charity for that weekend. We were delighted to be able to hand over £620 to them, so a huge thanks to all who helped to organise that wonderful evening, and to all of you that attended and contributed to such a successful night.
Our Open Night in 2013 saw the return of Jonathan Moseley. The demand for tickets to see him is always high and we moved our venue for this event to the recently refurbished Carnegie Theatre to accommodate the demand. It was another memorable night. In 2014 we raised over £400 for West House Childrens' Services. Some of our ladies participated in the Flower Festival at All Soul's Church in Maryport which helped them to raise over £4,000. We also helped out at the Plumbland Church Flower Festival which was also a great success. Well done to all involved in both of those events.
We are always pleased to greet new members or visitors, who can be sure of a friendly and enjoyable evening. In February we will be holding a special "New Members" night, when anyone who might be interested in joining the club, or might be interested in seeing what it is all about, will be admitted free.
To view the details of our events in the calendar below, just place your mouse on the highlighted date.
Programme of Events
||AGM and Faith Supper||
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 19:00
The Masonic Hall, Gordon Street, Workington, CA14 2RT