Welcome to Clophill & District Flower Club
Welcome to Clophill & District Flower Club. We are affiliated to NAFAS – The National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies – and we are keen to promote creativity with flowers. We are a group of mainly amateur flower arrangers who meet on the first Thursday of the month (except August) in Clophill Village Hall. Doors open at 6.45pm for 7.30pm start and visitors are very welcome at any of the meetings. Our demonstrator will create approximately 6 arrangements whilst giving an informative and/or humorous talk. Raffle tickets are available as well as a sales table of basic floristry sundry items. So if you have a love of flowers or a keen interest in flower gardening and want to be inspired by a professional arranger, just come along or get in touch with us via the contact page for more details.
Why not become a member? The Annual subscription is £30, due at our February meeting, and will allow you to come to most of the events in our diary for no additional payment! It’s excellent value and an entertaining night out – just come along or get in touch with us via the contact form if you’d like more information. Visitors fees are £5 per month, except when it is an Open Meeting in May and December when different charges are made. Subscriptions and Visitors fees are reviewed at the AGM in January each year.
Clophill & District Flower Club was formed in 1976 by a group of ladies who wanted to share their love of flowers and we shared our Ruby anniversary in 2016 with our past Chairmen. Members of our flower club come from the various villages within our part of Bedfordshire and currently we have a membership of 86 with ages ranging from early-thirties to our oldest member who was 101 in February 2017!
Each year a local charity is nominated by the committee and Members are asked to agree to that choice at the February meeting. At our monthly meetings we have a table of pre-loved items for sale donated by members and each year we are able to donate in the region of £500-£1000 to our chosen Charity. In 2016 we fundraised for Childhood Leukaemia and Cancer and were able to donate £750 to that charity.
At our February meeting the Members agreed that our charity for 2017 will be Bedford Hospital Primrose Unit Car Appeal. Primrose Oncology Unit provide free transport from Bedford Hospital to Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, for patients requiring Radiotherapy treatment. They have launched an appeal for help to replace the cars which have been undertaking this transportation since 2006.
NAFAS website: www.nafas.org
and our Area website: www.homecountiesnafas.org