Our very special Help for Heroes range
15 April 2016
I was honoured to spend a day with four ladies from Help for Heroes Band of Sisters, a fellowship network for families and loved ones of injured and sick Servicemen and women which brings together people with similar experiences.
With Paula, our Floral Designer’s help each lady created a bouquet, inspired by their own personal experience of having a loved one serving in the forces and the help and support Help for Heroes and the Band of Sisters continues to give them. Their stories are thought-provoking and very touching and made me feel immensely proud to be working with the charity.
We asked what each bouquet means to them:
"I named my design 'Glorious Spirit' to sum up how proud I am of Curt, my stepson. He has got so much get up and go. He is always taking on new tasks and projects. He even helped to extend and modify his house. Nothing is too much trouble. He is a wonderful father and words just cannot express how proud I am of him and I am so thankful to everyone that helped him on his road to recovery."
"The bouquet I created is called 'At Ease' ..... a name with strong military links. The design I tried to create is a more relaxed display of country flowers, a more 'easy' look, a contrast to the harsh barren Afghan countryside. When my son arrived back injured from Afghanistan, and I met him at hospital, I remember thinking, 'At ease Sergeant, duty done.'"
"'Stronger Together' is not only a song that we sing with The Military Wives Choir, who were my inspiration for my arrangement, it is also something that the families of recovering wounded, injured and sick personnel and Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters have learned to be. It feels so fitting to name a bouquet after that strength and courage."
"My bouquet is called 'Blooms of Support' – the pink mirrors the support I have received from Band of Sisters and I am proud to be part of this group due to Pete, my husband, suffering with PTSD. Pete is currently receiving treatment from Combat Stress and I am able to support Pete and my family due to the support I receive from Band of Sisters. I felt alone until my first Respite & Relaxation Weekend where I met many Band of Sisters."
Of course, these bouquets make wonderful gifts, but it’s the story behind each one that makes it even more special. 15% of the price of each bouquet will be donated to Help for Heroes to help them continue in this important work.
We hope you enjoy the range as much we enjoyed creating them.