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Stamford Flower Club marks National Flower Arranging Day with donation to Evergreen Care Trust



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Stamford Flower Club found a way to overcome the lockdown to celebrate National Flower Arranging Day.

Normally club members leave bouquets or posies in unusual places, such as a park bench for a passer-by to find as a way to mark National Flower Arranging Day, which fell on Friday (May 1).

At this time of year with gardens flush with flowers and foliage, flower clubs aim to spread a kindness as the members believe there is no better way to do this - and also promote the love of flowers and floral art.

Some Rose posies created by Chris Adams
Some Rose posies created by Chris Adams

This year the Evergreen Care Trust agreed to distribute posies to their members, as it would have been difficult with the lockdown to give them out.

Mary Fenn, from the club, said: “Members of Evergreen receive support and friendship when a loved one dies and they become isolated and lonely - we all now know how that feels.

“When I contacted the Evergreen to see if they would like us to contribute flowers, Julie on the other end of the phone was so enthusiastic she filled me with enthusiasm too.

Karen Lawrie with her garden creations
Karen Lawrie with her garden creations

“We made up 48 posies in jam jars and tins between the four of us, and were so pleased that we were able to give a little bit of sunshine to
someone.”

She thanked fellow members Chris Adams, Rachel Harris and Karen Lawrie.

Mary Fenn and Rachel Harris with some of the jars and tins of flowers
Mary Fenn and Rachel Harris with some of the jars and tins of flowers

Other members Janet Player and Janet Bentley both made posies to give to neighbours or they left a table at the bottom of their drive for passers-by to take one home.

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