Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Red rose to commemorate work of Lady Ryder

A ROSE named after Lady Ryder of Warsaw has been planted in her memorial garden.

The red rose was created to commemorate her charity work and mark the start of construction of a new education centre next to the garden at St Katharine’s, a retreat centre and the headquarters of the Sue Ryder Prayer Fellowship in Parmoor.

Money raised from the sale of the rose will go to the fellowship.

The flower, which was created by Phillip Harkness, of Harkness Roses, was celebrated with a fund-raising dinner at St Katharine’s followed by the planting ceremony the next day, which was attended by about 75 people.

Four of the rose bushes were planted by Mr Harkness, Lady Ryder’s children Jeromy and Dr Elizabeth Cheshire, and the Rev Canon Robert Clifton, chairman of the fellowship.

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