A WINDSOR church is topping up donations for two charities, raised through a flower festival.

Windsor Methodist Church in Alma Road received £3,640 for Macmillan Cancer Support and Thames Hospice through the event and will be adding £360 to give £2000 to each charity.

Alison Mount, designer, said: "It was a big event for the church, we lost three of the church members to Cancer last year so we are delighted to have raised that money for the two fantastic charities.

"It was something to promote the church and a way of connecting with the community."

The design for the festival took around a year to plan and all the arrangements were based around the theme of 'The Word'.

There were 43 different flower arrangements, each interpreting the theme differently, with some focusing on the bible and others representing more light-hearted subjects, including some flowers arranged to look like cakes with quotes from bake-off judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood.

Mrs Mount, who has been a flower arranger for 40 years, said: "We had various designers from across the Royal Borough and beyond. The designs were all of a very high standard and the guests we welcomed in were all very impressed."