HOPE AND HAPPINESS
David Emanuel, vice president of The Royal Windsor Rose and Horticultural Society, and cocreator of Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding dress, has spread cheer by delivering pots of sunflowers to Windsor businesses to display outside their premises. The gesture is part of a Hope and Happiness campaign, sponsored by Berkeley Homes, with the aim of brightening surroundings during the pandemic.
Works anticipates increased demand from new clients who have lost their jobs, been bereaved or suffered illness during the pandemic.
Smart Works Reading’s Chair Sarah Burns MBE presented the trophy to the winning polo team,
MT Vikings. She said:
“Every pound will help make a difference to the lives of our clients.”
Clé de Peau Beauté has just been announced at the sponsor of the Guards Ladies Charity Polo Tournament from 2021.
The RWRHS and Berkeley Homes, who also donated
2,000 packets of dwarf
Sunflower ‘Soleil’ seeds, have seen residents at their Taplow Riverside, Woodhurst Park and Brompton Gardens developments snap pictures of their homegrown sunflowers.
David said: “I am thrilled to be a part of such a positive and uplifting campaign. It is great to see the community coming together. We hope that the packets of seeds will have also inspired some budding gardeners ahead of next year’s Summer Show!”
The RWRHS was due to celebrate its 115th annual
Royal Windsor Summer Show in July, but when the show was cancelled due to the pandemic the Hope and Happiness project was launched instead.
Benjamin Ivey, sales director at Berkeley Homes, said: “It is great to see how a small gesture can have such a positive impact.”
ABOVE: Winning team MT Vikings Siri Bazzoni, Kayley Smith, Emma Boers and Hazel JacksonGaona with Smart Works Reading Chair Sarah Burns