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Florists fundraise for young carers’ charity

(back l-r) Ronnie Horrigan (14) and Hannah Moss, project worker, from Southampton Young Carers Project with (front l-r) Sandy Mitchell, president of Fareham Flower Club Christine Hillam, Daisy Coleman (16) and Olive Anderson, at Wallington Village Hall. 

Picture: Sarah Standing (141753-242)

(back l-r) Ronnie Horrigan (14) and Hannah Moss, project worker, from Southampton Young Carers Project with (front l-r) Sandy Mitchell, president of Fareham Flower Club Christine Hillam, Daisy Coleman (16) and Olive Anderson, at Wallington Village Hall. Picture: Sarah Standing (141753-242)

 

A GROUP of ‘budding’ fundraisers gave £650 to a young people’s charity.

The Fareham Flower Club, which this year is celebrating its 65th anniversary, raised money for Southampton Young Carers by selling posies in Fareham Shopping Centre.

After collecting all the donations, the club presented the cheque to the charity, which provides help to children and young adults whose lives have been affected by caring for a sick family member.

The charity also organises day trips for those who have had to give up their normal lives to become a carer.

Vice chairwoman of Fareham Flower Club, Sandy Mitchell said: ‘We wanted to do something for children who look after their parents and family members as some of them have to drop out of school.’

The Fareham Flower Club raises money for a different charity every year, with previous funds going to the Rainbow Centre in Fareham.

This year the ladies were inspired after their own experiences.

Mrs Mitchell said: ‘I sometimes look after my four-year-old disabled grandsons Reuben and Zachary and even as an adult it’s still quite difficult to do.’

 

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