Showstopper festival is a success in Brailes

Hundreds of people put in hours of work to make the church as colourful and vibrant as it could be. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192409001
Hundreds of people put in hours of work to make the church as colourful and vibrant as it could be. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192409001

More than 2,000 people enjoyed a magnificent display of flowers over the bank holiday weekend at the Brailes ‘Showstoppers’ Flower Festival.

The event was to help towards restoring the south aisle roof of St George’s Church and the amount raised is believed to have surpassed the previous event’s total of £50,000.

There was an inviting aura about St George's Church over the weekend for this year's Brailes Flower Festival. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-200957001

There was an inviting aura about St George's Church over the weekend for this year's Brailes Flower Festival. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-200957001

Paul Machell is one of 
the committee members and said: “The weekend was a huge success with many 
compliments on the high standard of the flower 
displays and very generous 
donations from visitors.

“The Brailes PCC would like to thank the large number of people who gave so much of their time in organising and running the event.”

There was something for everyone to enjoy at the festival. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192420001

There was something for everyone to enjoy at the festival. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192420001

A lot of work went into the three-day festival, called Showstopper which created floral pieces to represent different musicals inside the church. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192336001

A lot of work went into the three-day festival, called Showstopper which created floral pieces to represent different musicals inside the church. Photo by Chris Challis. NNL-150109-192336001