Hand-crafted metal roses to form stunning display in memory of loved ones


Emma Callery, Elfie and Gareth-Jones

The display will be on show at Sulgrave Manor this June

A new scheme has been launched by Katharine House Hospice to help people remember their lost loved ones.

Rose to Remember gives people the chance to honour the life and memory of someone special by purchasing a beautiful hand-crafted metal rose.

The roses will form part of a stunning temporary installation hosted at Sulgrave Manor in June.   After that people will be able to take them home to keep.

Black Country Metal Works have created each rose by hand.   They measure around 10cm in diameter and 50cm high when inserted in the ground.   Money raised from the sale of the roses – which cost £30 each – will go towards funding the vital care of the Hospice’s patients and their families.

An exclusive viewing for everyone who purchases a rose will take place at Sulgrave Manor on June 7, where members of Katharine House Hospice staff and bereavement team will be on hand to talk to visitors.

Members of the public will be able to view the installation for two weeks from June 5 at the Manor, which is open on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays from 10.30am to 4pm.

Supporter Emma Callery has already purchased her rose. She said: “I was so excited when I heard about Rose to Remember as I immediately knew it would be an especially lovely way to remember my father, who died many years ago. He loved the garden that he and Mum created together, so I thought it would be perfect for Mum, my brother and I to each have a rose to ‘plant’ in our own gardens to remember him by.”

Individual Giving Manager Sally Brookes said: “Roses were the favourite flower of Katharine Gadsby, whom our hospice was named after, and now form part of our logo – so it feels like a fitting tribute to have chosen them as the theme for our new annual event.”

Anyone interested in purchasing a rose can find out more here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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