Borde Hill Garden sells some very special roses and raise £1280 for St Peter & St James Hospice
Borde Hill Garden, in conjunction with car insurance provider, 1ST CENTRAL, has been displaying some very special ceramic yellow roses, designed by local metal sculpturist, Paul Badham. The roses proved very popular with the public and helped raise much needed funds for the hospice.
Eleni Stephenson Clarke said, ‘We wanted to do something different to support the hospice and came up with the idea of the yellow roses, similar to the Remembrance poppies outside the Tower of London. 1ST CENTRAL who, like us, are big supporters of the hospice and very kindly agreed to commission and donate the roses.’
Over the summer the public have enjoyed seeing the roses on display in the magnificent Borde Hill Garden and were then invited to buy the roses at £16 each.
At the end of July, a cheque for £1,280 was presented by Mr & Mrs Stephenson Clarke from Borde Hill Garden and Jo Harrison from 1ST CENTRAL to Carolyn Robinson from St Peter & St James Hospice.
Carolyn Robinson, Donor Relationship Manager, said, “It was such a lovely idea to sell the roses to support the hospice and the flowers sold out very quickly. We would like to pass on our thanks to Mr & Mrs Stephenson Clarke and 1ST CENTRAL as their commitment to the charity has been wonderful and helped provide much-needed funds for the hospice. I would also like to thank all customers for their support.”
Jo Harrison, Communications Manager at 1ST CENTRAL said ”We were delighted to be able to work with a local artist to find a unique way to celebrate the Sculpture trail at Borde Hill, commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the rose garden and support the valuable services provided by St Peter and St James Hospice.
“We were delighted to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the rose garden and support the valuable services provided by St Peters and St James Hospice at the same time. Working with a local artist enabled us to find a unique way to celebrate the Sculpture trail, and selling the roses afterwards helped to raise vital funds. We hope that the money raised will go a long way in helping the Hospice to make a difference to the people it supports.”