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GREAT INITIATIVE: New charity in Chorleywood launches virtual flower show

 Published on: 16th June 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

Chorleywood based charity Mission EmployAble is joining forces with the horticultural societies of Chorleywood, Heronsgate, Rickmansworth and Loudwater to encourage green-fingered residents of all ages to take part in a virtual flower show that lasts until August 15.

The virtual flower show, also called Mission DiggAble, aims to raise money for a café that will be housed within Chorleywood Cricket Club’s new pavilion on the Common, serving homemade food every day to visitors and cricketers, and staffed by young people with learning disabilities who are training with Mission EmployAble.

Residents of Chorleywood and nearby towns and villages can enter Mission DiggAble as many times as they like under seven categories:

  • Best hanging basket, window box or container
  • Best ‘upcycle’ project
  • Kids’ Corner for under 11s
  • Tallest sunflower
  • Best hand-picked flower arrangement
  • Best fruit and veg
  • Best drawing or painting of a garden scene

Participants have from June 8 to August 15 to submit their entries online and can enjoy seeing others’ new entries as they are posted over the two-month period.

Several local businesses have already donated prizes which will be awarded to the winner in each category and a magnum of sparkling wine will be given for Best in Show.

Mission DiggAble organiser and chair of Mission EmployAble’s fundraising committee, Loudwater resident Erica Bendall said: “With so many people re-discovering the joys of gardening during lockdown and with many garden shows cancelled nationally, we thought an inter-active show would be blooming great fun and give people the chance to be creative for a worthwhile cause.”

Photos of each entry should be submitted as a landscape jpg (jpeg) only, via, together with a fee of £2.50 per entry.

All proceeds from the show will go to Mission EmployAble.

For information on how to enter Mission DiggAble visit

Picture courtesy of Jo Day Photography

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