Special Events for British Red Cross Taking Place On Tresco This Weekend

The Abbey Garden On Tresco. Image Courtesy of Tresco Island. 

The Abbey Garden On Tresco. Image Courtesy of Tresco Island. 

A weekend of awareness and fundraising on Tresco Island, in aid of people in crisis across the world is set to get underway this evening. 

The weekend of events lead by Lucy Dorrien-Smith starts this evening Friday 16th and runs to Sunday 18th June and will include an Open Garden event, a film screening and gallery exhibition. A Rafi + Friends workshop for children at Tresco and Bryher Primary School too place today.

The programme of events will raise awareness and funds for the British Red Cross, which helps people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas.

Lucy Dorrien-Smith at the Rafi + Friends workshop for children at Tresco and Bryher Primary School. Image Tresco Island.

Lucy Dorrien-Smith at the Rafi + Friends workshop for children at Tresco and Bryher Primary School. Image Tresco Island.

Lucy Dorrien-Smith said: “I recently joined the Tiffany Circle, a global group of women with the common goal of helping the British Red Cross support vulnerable people in crisis.

“I was previously a state registered nurse and have always been aware of the work of the Red Cross. Global disasters, devastation, wars and human tragedy have always been in my thoughts; now I am able to do something really constructive to help.”

The Tresco weekend will commence with a film screening of ‘Hamsa – The Documentary’ at The New Inn on this evening at 7pm. This short film tells the story of a Syrian mother and refugee whose determination and spirit captured the attention of thousands of people. Co-producer Pauline Spearpoint will join us to discuss this remarkable documentary and the movement it has inspired.

The Red Cross has recently responded to the terror attacks in Manchester and London, the on-going conflicts in Syria and Yemen, and the East Africa Crisis. The Red Cross also supports people in the UK by teaching first aid, loaning wheelchairs and helping people get back on their feet after a stay in hospital.

For full details on the weekends’ events is available at www.tresco.co.uk/redcross or by calling 01720 422849.

Will was joined on the phone by Lucy Dorrien-Smith to find out more.