The recipient of this issue’s bouquet is Syd Spencer of Belper. He was nominated by one of his daughters Barbara Partridge who now lives in Devon. Here’s what Barbara had to say:
I nominate our father, Syd Spencer, who at 96 is one of Belper's oldest residents.
Syd lives independently in the same house that he bought in 1935. He is an inspiration to his family. Widowed 4 years ago, he cooks for himself, shops in Belper when he can, and has the occasional meal out. Dad maintains his garden, enjoying vegetables and particularly flowers and it would be lovely if this nomination were to be successful. His children's families live away from Belper, and it would help us tell him what a brilliant Dad, Grandad, and Great Grandad he really is.” Barbara Partridge
Nominate someone to receive the next bouquet: All you have to do is state in no more than 100 words who you are nominating, their address and the reason’s why you are nominating them. You can nominate more than one person if they are living at the same address... and remember flowers don’t just have to be for women!
The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live or work in Belper. Just write your nomination on a piece of paper and post to Friendship Blooms, All Things Local, 74 Woodhouse Road, Kilburn, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 0NA or email your nomination to email@example.com putting Friendship Blooms as the subject. Please include your full name, address and telephone number on your nomination.
Closing date for nominations for the next issue: Saturday 25 April 2009.