Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Presentation to Dundee Floral Art Society

Later this afternoon, I was delighted to participate in a presentation to Dundee Floral Art Society who have received a welcome donation from Barney’s Fund, to be put towards the cost of arranging a floral display as part of the Commonwealth Games. 

There are 56 clubs in Scotland taking part to put together a beautiful arrangement inside the Glasgow Cathedral based on the theme of roots, shoots and fruits.   This will showcase the heritage and traditions of the local area by focusing on Jute, Jam and Journalism as the roots.  The shoots will represent members of the local community who have gone to explore all areas of the world and the fruits will signify local achievements and cultures.

The Barney’s Fund committee as always is very keen to support local groups and charities and Dundee Floral Art Society are a great example of this, demonstrating the talent and community spirit of the local area.    

Dundee Floral Art Society is a member of the Scottish Association of Flower Arrangement Societies (SAFAS) and recently celebrated the 57th year as a club. They currently have 109 members who meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at the Queens Hotel in Dundee. The society promotes the idea of friendship through flowers with hands-on workshops and demonstrations where members learn new skills. Dundee Floral Art Society also takes part in local events such as the Flower and Food Festival and gives back to the community by running a flower rota at Roxburghe House. 

Glasgow Cathedral will be open in full bloom on the 23rd and 24th of July for members of the public to visit the wonderful displays by the local clubs from all over Scotland. Dundee Floral Art Society will have their section in Blackadder Isle of the Cathedral, embracing local heritage and achievements which will be a must see. Barney’s Fund is extremely proud to support this local group who will represent our local community on such a grand stage and continue to bring members of our society together through their love of all plant material.

Applications for Barney’s Fund donations are currently being sought.   Local voluntary, community and charitable groups wishing to apply should send an application letter to Barney’s Fund Committee, Barnetts Motor Group, Riverside Drive, DD2 1UG or email barneys@barnettsmotorgroup.co.uk by 31st July 2014.
From left - Andrew McBride and Sandra Myles (both Barney's Fund Committee), Mabel Murdoch (Floral Art Society), myself, Joan McMurray and Pauline Andrews (both Floral Art Society) and Laura Hutt (Barney's Fund Committee)