West Hallam - Methodist Church Flower
w/e 05 May 2002
If you take the A609 Derby road out of
Ilkeston, after a couple of miles you will reach the Mapperley
crossroads and just a little way beyond is the West Hallam Methodist
Over the Bank Holiday weekend a Flower
Festival was held here with the theme of "The Rainbow".
This display in the porch of the church was the sight that greeted
the visitors. A projector with rotating coloured filters constantly
changed the look of the flowers.
The centrepiece in the church featured
Noah's Ark with the animals leaving as they had entered two by
two. The ark was perched on a mountain top with the flood waters
receding below and the strips of material in the colours of the
rainbow used as a backdrop symbolised God's Promise never to
flood the world again.
Around the church were seven more floral
displays each with a coloured theme. This is part of the yellow
And this was the orange theme.
The violet arrangement filled a corner
near the door.
RAINBOW CHILDREN'S HOSPICE
There was also a Friday evening
concert that raised over £300.00 for the Rainbows Children's
Hospice. The hospice is the only one caring for children and
their families in the whole of the East Midlands and relies totally
on voluntary contributions. Adult hospices are partly funded
by government. Events such as West Hallam's concert are but a
drop in the ocean yet every penny raised is put to good use.
If no more money was forthcoming from today onwards, the hospice
could only remain open for about three months. If you feel you
could help with a small donation please contact the Rainbow Children's
Hospice, Appeals Office, 6 Tower Street, Leicester, LE1 6WS.
There is also a web site that is currently being redesigned at
www.rainbows.co.uk where you can find out more about the work
of the hospice.