Plenty of pink for research

Morpeth Town WI members show the bouquets and floral displays that they put together during the meeting in support of 'wear it pink' day.
Morpeth Town WI members show the bouquets and floral displays that they put together during the meeting in support of 'wear it pink' day.

Creating pretty floral displays was on the agenda at a special Morpeth Town WI meeting in support of breast cancer research.

The branch marked Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ day, which took place last Friday, with a fun evening that aimed to raise awareness and funds to help sufferers in Northumberland.

Members wore pink and Marion Hinchley, who is also a Northumberland and Durham NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies) member, did a very stylish pink themed bouquet.

Those in attendance brought pink flowers with them and they attempted to put together their own floral bouquet, with Marion providing very useful hints and tips.

More than 20 bouquets and small floral displays were created on the evening, which together created an impressive splash of pink.

The donations made by members will be given to the Oncology Day Unit at Wansbeck General Hospital.

Morpeth Town WI member Judith Reynolds said: “We had a really lovely evening and the pink bouquets looked gorgeous. Some of our members are quite accomplished flower arrangers and for lots of other members this was a new experience and a great way to learn a new skill.

“The WI provides women with an opportunity to tap into a rich source of experiences, knowledge and skills and campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.”