Flower Show Fun for the Trust
02 August 2017
The Trust will be in a prime position on Gloucester Avenue, overlooking the main arena and has a packed programme of events, which includes cooking demonstrations, flower arranging and the chance to see a recycling and upcycling furniture demonstration.
At this year’s show, which takes place on 11th and 12th August, The Wrekin Housing Trust will be promoting their ShireLiving apartments for the over 55s and will also be linking up with their partner organisations.
Organiser Louise Holland, from the Trust, said: “We are looking forward to be appearing again at this iconic show, set in Shrewsbury’s picturesque park The Quarry. Visitors will be able to watch cooking demonstrations and try some of the tasty food we are creating in the marquee. There will also be flower arranging demonstrations and entertainment with The Wrekin Housing Trust Apprentices.
“One of the highlights of the event will be a Boccia knock-out match between residents. Boccia is similar to bowls and pétanque, but uses soft leather balls, and is popular with residents.”
The Wrekin Housing Trust will also be serving afternoon tea at around 3pm on both days. Visitors to the show will also be able to find out more about the Trust’s ShireLiving apartments, which provide independent living with the added security and reassurance of onsite care and support.
The Trust has enjoyed participating in the Shrewsbury Flower Show’s show gardens competition for several years, achieving gold medals each year. For the east few years the Trust has sponsored the annual award for the best sustainable garden. The criteria the judges look for in the garden are based around having innovative, cost-effective features that can be reused in a normal domestic garden. This fits in well with the Trust’s ethos of sustainability.
Louise added: “We will also be linking up with our partner organisations at this year’s show so we can show some of the work we support across Shropshire. There are some great causes that work in a number of ways including recycling and upcycling donated items, giving advice and support to people in housing need and supporting social enterprise.”