Washington florist raises hundreds to support for two young cancer sufferers with the help of special rainbow roses
A florist has raised hundreds to help two children suffering from-life threatening illnesses by selling special rainbow roses.
Amiee Nolan, 34, from Washington, who owns the flower store Lily Bows, has been encouraging customers to raise money for two local children, Jenna and Oliver, who are suffering from cancer.
To support the families of the children, Amiee has been selling rainbow roses, holding raffles and personally donating £1 herself for every rose sold, resulting in £510 being raised in just 10 days.
Mother of three Amiee was inspired to raise the money after seeing the effect cancer can have on a family first hand.
She said: “We are raising money for two local, Jenna who attends Oxclose academy and Oliver whose grandparents I know and live local to my shop. I’m raising money for them as I’ve a cousin who had a brain tumour when he was 17 and I know what it’s like as a family going through that and seeing how families struggle financially.
“I also wanted to make life a little easier for the children getting extra treats.”
Amiee named the shop after her late grandmother, Lily, who passed away from cancer.
The rainbow roses have quickly captured the imagination of the community and have become one of the store's most popular sellers, with both local residents and businesses getting involved to help raise money.
Throughout lockdown, Lily Bows has been operating a contact delivery service to keep the business going through the coronavirus crisis.