12 Dec 2014
Anchor is delighted to be working in partnership with Floral Angels, a not-for-profit charity who create bouquets for people in the community who don’t often receive the gift of flowers.
Residents at Anchors’ London care homes Norton House and Silk Court have been thrilled to receive gifts of both personal arrangements for their rooms and glorious bouquets to be displayed in reception areas and dining rooms.
Charity Floral Angels was created by Amanda Romain, Frances Hunter and Julie Ritter after they met on a floral design course in London. All three had reached a stage in their lives when they wanted to give something back and so seized on an idea to brighten the days of people in the community who don’t often receive the gift of flowers.
They work with a team of volunteers to restyle donated flowers from weddings, corporate events, florists and retailers, using up-cycled pots and jars to make stunning bouquets and arrangements.
These are then personally delivered to care homes, womens’ refuges, hospices and even for Magic Me cocktail parties in care homes, who are already regular visitors to Anchor London homes.
The philosophy of Floral Angels is rooted in the belief that the gift of giving can have a profound effect on both the giver and receiver.
Anchor’s Community Partnership Manager, Jo Bown, met Amanda and Frances when they were delivering a plethora of arrangements to Norton House in Westminster. She said:
“The volunteers from Floral Angels who create the arrangements and deliver them to our homes really are angels in disguise!
“There is nothing like fresh flowers to shine a ray of sunshine into someone’s life especially when they are delivered with a warm smile and some kind words!
“It may seem to be a small gesture of kindness but these flowers and the spirit in which they are given makes all the difference to our residents.”
The picture features Frances and Amanda from Floral Angels with Norton House manager Felicia Imafidon.
For further details about Floral Angels visit their website www.floralangels.com