South Holland’s flowers ‘grow’ cash for Help for Heroes

Pictured at the launch are clockwise (from left) Cheryl Hall, Sheena Preston, Lorraine Jackson, Barbara Luther-Davies, Paula Thomas, of Flying Flowers, Butters Flowers account manager Kayleigh Wells and Karla Sloggett, of Flying Flowers. SG040416-101TW
Pictured at the launch are clockwise (from left) Cheryl Hall, Sheena Preston, Lorraine Jackson, Barbara Luther-Davies, Paula Thomas, of Flying Flowers, Butters Flowers account manager Kayleigh Wells and Karla Sloggett, of Flying Flowers. SG040416-101TW

Flowers produced in Spalding are helping to grow cash to support Britain’s servicemen and women through the Help for Heroes charity.

Butters Flowers, of Clay Lake, has worked in partnership with Sleaford-based Flying Flowers – part of Interflora – for some years to raise cash for the charity.

Sometimes, when the men are injured, you can be left out of things, you can be left out of the recovery process and the Band of Sisters helps you to recover.

Barbara Luther-Davies

But now four women from the Band of Sisters, including Wyberton member Lorraine Jackson, have each designed new arrangements to be sold for Help for Heroes.

Arrangements were unveiled and presented to the designers for inspection on Friday at Butters Flowers.

Lorraine’s Glorius Spirit bouquet was inspired by her step-son, who was injured in Afghanistan, but showed amazing spirit in rebuilding his life.

“He helped to build his own house, he just never stops,” said Lorraine. “He is a brilliant dad. He is just amazing. I think they are all amazing in Afghanistan.”

Fellow designers at the launch were Cheryl Hall, with her Stronger Together basket arrangement, Sheena Preston, with Blooms of Support, and Barbara Luther-Davies, with At Ease, an arrangement inspired by her sergeant son who served in Afghanistan.

Some 15 per cent of each arrangement’s sale price goes to Help for Heroes, which means we can all help a great cause next time we send flowers.

• Allied to Help for Heroes, Band of Sisters is open to men and women and exists to help provide a support network for the families who have had loved ones injured while serving in the armed forces.

Barbara explained what Band of Sisters means to her when she told us: “Sometimes, when the men are injured, you can be left out of things, you can be left out of the recovery process and the Band of Sisters helps you to recover.”

To view and order the charity’s flower arrangements please go to www.flyingflowers.co.uk/category/help-for-heroes/