Stamford Flower Club brings joy to elderly
A local flower club has donated several bouquets of flowers to a charity that assists elderly people in Stamford.
Joint Stamford Flower Club chairmen, Catherine Gardiner and Linda Upsom, were joined by club member Caroline Fraser when they delivered 11 bouquets to the Evergreen Care Trust last Friday.
The trust, situated in Barnack Road, is a volunteer-led charity that makes a positive difference to people’s lives through a range of “hands on” services.
Volunteer and marketing co-ordinator Rosie Maclennan said the bouquets were handed out to pre-selected members that the trust helped.
“Flowers bring a lot of joy and happiness and they (the recipients) were completely overjoyed,” she said.
The trust supports the elderly with a variety of free and paid for services including a befriending scheme, home support service, cleaning and dealing with paperwork.
Catherine said the flower club had handed over the ‘friendship bouquets’ as part of National Flower Arranging Day on May 4.
“We linked with the Evergreen Trust who are our charity this year,” she said.
Over the years the club has supported many charities through various initiatives.
Catherine said they would hold a flower festival at St John’s Church in Stamford from September 14 to 16.
The event is being held to raise money for the trust.
Anyone interested in joining the club can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org