The recipient of this issue’s bouquet Sarah Wright of Kilburn (on right of picture). She was nominated by her neighbour Caz Mattocks (on left). Here’s Caz’s nomination:
I would like to nominate my neighbour Sarah for flowers because she is so warm-hearted and kind.
Our neighbour Derek, sadly, passed away recently. His wife died in 2001, they didn’t have children and his family live in Yorkshire.
Sarah made the last few years of his life as happy as she could. She went one big step further than being a good neighbour and made Derek part of her family involving him and welcoming him into her home. This is exceptional alone but when you also consider Sarah works at the local school, has two sons and during this time the eldest son suffered Hodgkin’s disease and under went chemotherapy you begin to get an idea of what an incredible woman she is.
If you met Sarah, even just for a few minutes, I am sure you would want to give her the flowers ten times over.
How to nominate someone:
Nominating is easy. All you have to do is state in no more than 100 words who you are nominating, which area they live in and the reason’s why you are nominating them.
The only rule is that the person receiving the flowers must live within the distribution area of All Things Local (listed on the cover). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Friday 4 July 2008