Help us to help our Heroes
You may already know that Flying Flowers is working with the wonderful Help for Heroes charity by donating 15% of the sale price of bouquets ordered through our partnership site, www.flowersforheroes.co.uk to support them in their work. The Pride bouquet is a special favourite, as the colours are so patriotic in memorable red, white and blue.
Paula, our Floral Designer, and I went to visit the wonderful Tedworth House recently, a Help for Heroes recovery centre located in the garrison town of Tidworth, Hants, to see first-hand the outstanding work being done by the charity.
We heard some very moving stories, such as Bernie's below, and discussed some exciting ideas to get Heroes and their families involved in developing bouquets and create an opportunity to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of working with flowers. Watch this space for more exciting news on how that goes.
Bernie's story is an example of how Help for Heroes is working to rebuild lives.
Bernie with wife, Lizzie, and son, Monty
Bernie was competing for the Army in a Skeleton Bob run, an exercise which is used to build leadership, courage and the ability to cope under extreme pressure.
He hit a post at 80mph and lost his leg below the knee. He describes the support Help for Heroes has given him:
"They have been there every step of the way It feels wonderful to know that the country has got its arms around us, and you can't put a price on that."