LOCAL people are being urged to grow sunflowers as ‘beacons of hope’ to say thank you to the NHS and all key workers in the spirit of Captain Sir Tom Moore.
The call comes from David Morgan of Cookhill who helped drive forward a similar project last year when the pandemic first took hold of the country.
“The aim is to carry on the ethos of wellbeing, through kindness, appreciation, gratitude, encouragement and thanksgiving to NHS staff, key workers and all who have been providing care, service and support,” said David.
“It’s also to encourage people to develop ‘green-fingers’ by growing flowering plants such as sunflowers and to enhance your garden or chosen area with symbolic ‘beacons of hope’.”
David suggests the idea offers scope for fund-raising for a chosen charity as well as the prospect of competition between family and friends to see who can grow the tallest or most elegant.
“For people with limited garden facilities, they may like to consider an alternative flowering plant of their own choice like sweet pea or lilies.
For further information and hints and tips to get started David can be contacted on 01527 893408.