Rosy future for cancer charity

Megan Armitage, 13, of Handsworth, admires the PACT rose.
Megan Armitage, 13, of Handsworth, admires the PACT rose.

WHAT a blooming marvellous idea.

Gardeners at Handley Rose Nurseries and Plant Centre, Lightwood Road, Marsh Lane, Eckington, have cultivated a variety of rose especially for a Sheffield charity which supports children with cancer.

The PACT rose - bred for the Sheffield-based Parents’ Association of Children with Tumours and Leukaemia - is a delicate, single-flower, floribunda rose with peachy-pink petals.

Leukaemia patient Megan Armitage, pictured right with the rose, said: “The rose is such a great idea and it smells wonderful.”

The 13-year-old, from Handsworth, said: “The rose makes a perfect gift because for every one sold, half goes direct to PACT, which has supported me in so many ways throughout my treatment and recovery.”

Andrew Lund, of Handley Rose, said: “The rose is perfect for any garden, small or large.

“We are proud to be supporting PACT.”

n To buy a patio-sized PACT rose for £10, visit Handley Rose or call 01246 432 921.