25th February 2016

Spreading snowdrops in aid of hospice

The children of Ombersley First School and Suckley School took their learning into the garden earlier this month when they planted snowdrops in the school gardens in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

The children were given the opportunity to plant snowdrop bulbs, kindly supported by St Peter’s Garden Centre, and will now be able to watch them grow and enjoy the new beginnings of life at the start of each spring.

The Duckworth Worcestershire Trust is also supporting the hospice’s scheme, providing the children with an engraved wooden plaque so that they can record the snowdrops being planted.

The hospice’s snowdrops project will be taken to other schools over the coming weeks, including RGS Grange, offering the students a chance to plant snowdrops in their own school gardens and watch these much loved British flowers grow each year.

Jayne Sargeant, community fundraiser, said: “St Richard’s Hospice chose the snowdrop as its symbol as this flower is a symbol of hope at the very beginning ofspring. This project is a great opportunity for the children to learn about nature and also have fun developing their green fingers. We are very grateful to all the local schools who support the hospice and help us continue to offer specialist care to people at the end of their lives.”

If local schools would like to take part in the project, please contact Jayne Sargeant on 01905 763963 or visit our Snowdrop Campaign.