Suzi, Lyla, Louise and Sue, members of Help for Heroes Band of Sisters fellowship, have each designed a Flowers for Heroes bouquet that tells a personal story.
The ladies were fully involved in the whole process; from picking their flowers and making up their initial arrangements, to choosing the name and approving the final designs; working with Flying Flowers which is supporting the Charity with their Help for Heroes range.
Lyla’s bouquet, Hougoumont, recognises a key victory in the Battle of Waterloo where both the Provost (the forerunner of the Royal Military Police) and the First Guards (now the Grenadier Guards) served, as a fitting tribute to her husband’s Service.
The 17 stems of white flowers are in tribute to the 17 flames on the cap badge of the Grenadier Guards and the white plume on the side of the bearskin headdress of the Grenadier Guards.
Louise named her bouquet after her daughter, Ellie. “Looking back now Ellie is the reason Kris sought help and they now have a very close and strong relationship - so much so that, if Kris is having a bad day, regardless of where he is, he will phone and talk to Ellie as she immediately lifts his spirits and mood.”
For her bouquet, Strength, Sue chose lilies, white roses, carnations and fern. She said: “I chose the lily for my mum, the two white roses for me and Jason and the two green carnations for our two children. I chose the pink carnations for the rest of our family that surround us with love and support. I've put the fern in as this was my mum’s surname. These flowers have been a part of my life growing up, and the carnation was also my mum's favourite flower.”
Suzi’s bouquet, Endurance, is in praise of her daughter-in-law, Clare. “Clare is an amazing daughter-in-law who supports my son to the nth degree; not always easy. She is selfless and just carries on putting her family and my son’s needs above her own. She also holds down an important job, caring for severely disabled and autistic children. Her energy and ability to just ....'Endure' is amazing. And her house is always tidy! If anyone deserves recognition it is her.”
Flying Flowers donates 15% of the price of all flowers ordered.