BIG-HEARTED members of Cookhill Baptist Church have delivered sunflowers to staff at Redditch and Studley care homes as a way of saying thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.
The lofty, bright yellow blooms have been shooting up behind residents’ hedges, on roadside verges and gracing people’s flower beds all summer.
Ladies at the church, who did the flower arranging, decided to put them on display as part of the harvest thanksgiving, rather than have them sit around an empty church which is only used sparingly.
This week a bunch of them were donated to staff at Parklands, The Cedars, Brambles, Bowood Court & Mews and Four Acres Care Home in Studley.
It helped boost the moral of the teams who work tirelessly all year round caring for others.
Cookhill resident David Morgan, who has been proactive in encouraging locals to grow the flowers, said: “We want to acknowledge our thanks to NHS workers and all those supporting us during the pandemic.
“Anyone venturing out of Redditch, Studley or Alcester along the A441 Ridgeway route, towards Evesham, can scarcely miss the array of bright sunflowers in Astwood Bank and Cookhill.”