Blackshots Senior Citizens Bowling Club puts on a charity day in aid of
The Jane Packer Foundation


A Charity afternoon was held on August 23rd in aid of The Jane Packer Foundation. She was a florist who had a brilliant eye for colour and texture. By promoting her ideas she did flowers for magazines, fashion houses, Sarah Ferguson’s wedding and invented the raffia tied bouquet. She was copied world-wide and is credited with why department stores, shops, stalls and many other establishments all have magnificent displays of flowers to buy.

She was born in Chadwell St. Mary and died of a brain tumour in 2011 aged 52. The Foundation has been set up to help provide funds for research. We were very pleased to welcome teams from our Bowls Club to our charity day. Everyone had a very enjoyable afternoon which included a cream tea. The photo shows the winning team of Jessie Costen, Sue Staff and Paul Mager with the Deputy Mayor Councillor Terry Piccolo who presented the Trophy. About £170 was raised. We all had a very pleasant afternoon. Many thanks to all our helpers – organising the raffle, the teams and the cream tea.