On 3rd July 2017, TREE AID’s Chief Executive Officer John Moffett and Corporate Fundraising Team Mark Flower and Clare Hanley-Humphries attended The Royal Horticultural Society’s annual Flower Show at Hampton Court. We were invited as guests of our corporate partner Blue Diamond Group. With our best clothes on, we were ready for this most glamorous of gardening shows!
Blue Diamond Group, who are the third largest garden centre group in the UK has generously been supporting TREE AID for over a year in their 20 garden centres. For every tree a Blue Diamond customer buys, Blue Diamond donate £1 to plant a tree in the drylands of Africa.
Blue Diamond and their customers have already helped plant an incredible 6,000 trees, supporting thousands of families, giving them access to food and income from tree products.
Now Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond Group, have launched a limited edition rose at Hampton Court Flower Show on behalf of TREE AID!
TREE AID was given the honour of naming the beautiful rose which is called ‘Little Angel.’ It is a beautiful white floribunda rose with semi double flowers. The rose was launched in the Festival of Roses tent which attracted interest from the press and public alike. Our CEO John Moffett was presented with the Little Angel rose and gave a short speech explaining how the donations and awareness from the rose will enable TREE AID to continue our vital work, helping tens of thousands of people in the African drylands escape poverty and starvation whilst improving the health of the environment. When you buy this rose, you are supporting some of the poorest families in the world, and you can be reminded of that every time you see it blooming in your garden.
As it was press day we bumped into a few famous faces including I am a Celebrity runner up Joel Dommet and television presenter Lisa Snowdon who was pictured with Fryer Roses beautiful ‘Bed of Roses’ stand.
TREE AID would like to express their gratitude to Blue Diamond once again for their continued generous support. This is a very exciting year for TREE AID, as it is our 30th anniversary and the association with the Little Angel rose will help raise awareness of TREE AID and our work as we prepare to mark this landmark anniversary.
Bare root roses will be dispatched from November 2017 onwards. £1 from every sale of this rose will be donated by Fryer’s Roses and Blue Diamond to Tree Aid and the rose will also be available to buy from any Blue Diamond Garden Centre from April 2018 onwards priced at £17.99.