29th Feb, 2020

Flower power to fire up campaign in Studley

Ross Crawford 20th Jan, 2018

A BLOOMING great competition has been launched to help the Put Studley on the Map campaign.

It’s the brainchild of local florist Pam Taylor-Hughes, who is organising a raffle to win flowers for year to raise money for the Spacehive project.

This is a drive to raise £35,876 to install new signposts highlighting all the considerable attractions the village has to offer and to construct and run a website showcasing them.

Piloted by the Studley Business Forum, so far more than £20,000 has been donated towards the total which has to be hit before the end of February to achieve their goal.

Pam said: “It’s a fantastic prize – the first month will be a bouquet and then after that it will be seasonal flowers for the rest of the year.

“I’ve run similar raffles in aid of the Young Firefighters and the response has always been fantastic.”

The campaign’s aim is to highlight all that Studley has to offer, not only with its local businesses but also its country walks, cycle route from Pool Road car park, its nature reserve and much more.

“Put Studley on the Map will benefit everyone, including local people,” said Pam.

A further incentive is the new Warner Leisure Hotel which is being built at Studley Castle.

“There will be big increase in the number of people coming into Studley and it will be a way of letting visitors know what there is in the village,” added Pam.

The initiative is the latest in a number of fund-raising ventures which have included a ‘mini masterpieces’ art sale at the Artists Workhouse in Studley and a bumper donation of £16,000 from Warwickshire County Council.

For your chance to win flowers for a year, simply visit Studley Florist on High Street.

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