Jo attended and gave a short speech at the Scottish Bible Society Flower Festival in Lenzie.
In celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Scottish Bible Society, three churches in Lenzie, combined with the Lenzie Action Group and Lenzie Flower Society, organised a three day flower festival. The event, held at St Cyprian’s Church, was opened by Walter Gilmour of the Beechgrove Garden and Jo Swinson who gave a speech and viewed the displays.
The event was raising money for the Scottish Bible Society’s project to “bring bibles and bandages to Brazil”, which it describes as its “most ambitious overseas project ever”. Partnering with the Bible Society of Brazil, the project will convert a bus to become a “multifunctional mobile medical and spiritual care centre”, travelling around the poor urban and rural regions of north-east Brazil.
Commenting, Jo said:
“It was a pleasure to open Lenzie Flower Festival, I really enjoyed the day and thought the displays were lovely. It is wonderful to see how many creative people there are in East Dunbartonshire. Well done to all those involved.”