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Sponsors wanted for WW1 festival

All Saints Church will host the massive World War One commemoration.
All Saints Church will host the massive World War One commemoration.

The organisers of a major event to commemorate the end of World War 1 in September are appealing for sponsors.

An ambitious flower festival will take place to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the conflict at All Saints Church, Pocklington, with displays covering large sections of the venue.

Floral artist Andrew Grisewood.

Floral artist Andrew Grisewood.

To make this event a massive success, the people behind the project are hoping businesses and residents will donate much-needed funding.

Opportunities to support the event include:

l Sponsorship of one of the floral displays

l Donation towards the costs of the event

l Advertising in the Festival Brochure

Sponsorship of the floral displays will include an acknowledgement on a display notice (together with prominent company artwork/logo) and printed acknowledgement in the brochure and on the festival website.

All contributors will also be acknowledged in the brochure and on the website.

Display sponsors and advertisers will be provided with the option to have ‘click-through’ from the festival website to their own if requested.

The vicar of All Saints Church, Rev Geoff Hollingsworth, came up with the idea of commemorating this significant date with a prestigious event for the whole local community and beyond.

Proceeds from the event will be used to support The Royal British Legion and All Saints Church.

To make the event a success a committee was formed comprising, amongst others, internationally acclaimed floral artist Andrew Grisewood, Rev Hollingsworth, Pocklington Town Council and members of the Flower Club to organise a flower festival with a difference.

A spokesman for the event said: “Andrew has designed 42 floral art displays, some as large as four square metres and some two metres in height, depicting life during World War One.

“These displays will be created by some of the leading floral designers in the country, who are giving their skills to the project, and displayed within All Saints Church over the period 14 to 18 September.

“Ceramic poppies are also being produced which will be displayed and then given at a Civic Service on 11 November to the families of those who gave their lives.

“Other images of the war will also be displayed, together with memorabilia researched by the local history society, making a visually stunning exhibition which will both interest and educate.”

Any interested parties who would like to support the festival can call Christopher Dodd on 01759 319412 for further information.