Florists Raise Money for Fashion on the Edge

Florist Julie Potter has been privileged spending her career decorating prestigious events, including corporate days and weddings. One of her highlights was producing the laurel garlands for winners from motorcycling racing, to Formula 1 and the Touring Car Championships in the UK and Europe.

Her latest assignment saw her join other florists in donating floral table arrangements for Fashion on the Edge, the annual ladies lunch in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

A raffle of the flowers raised £1,200 as 260 guests enjoyed an afternoon of fashion, fizz and fun in a marquee at Alderley Edge Cricket Club. Julie, who owns The White Room Floral Design in Macclesfield, was part of the Formula 1 world before she moved from Oxfordshire back to her native north.

Julie said: "I used to go all over Europe with flowers for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. I also provided supplied flowers at Silverstone Race Circuit for 15 years.

"I now focus mainly on flowers for weddings and, like other florists, was delighted to help East Cheshire Hospice which does such wonderful work."

McAlister Family Law were main sponsors of Fashion on the Edge. Guests were greeted by a saxophonist and a glass of Pimms, perfect during the heatwave. The event was hosted by Hospice supporter Paul Sleem. A raffle for a Mulberry handbag raised £5,000.

Fuzzy Goose, OutDazl and Carla Gilder Fitness organised the fashion show, displaying the latest trends in summer outfits, accessories, fitness wear and sunglasses.

Jo Boyd, Events Manager at East Cheshire Hospice, said: "The lunch was an amazing success and I'd like to thank everyone for their generosity. In particular, our main sponsors McAlister Family Law for their support and John Berry, Club Manager at Alderley Edge Cricket Club.

"We had 100 guests more than last year which shows the incredible level of support for East Cheshire Hospice during our 30th birthday celebrations and hopefully next year will be just as successful."