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Buy a rose and support the Sarah Groves Foundation

Buy a rose and support the Sarah Groves Foundation

Thursday 22 December 2022

Buy a rose and support the Sarah Groves Foundation

Thursday 22 December 2022


Continued fundraising by the Sarah Groves Foundation has paid for gifts for children this Christmas as well as the charity's ongoing support for other initiatives.

One of its ongoing fundraisers is through sales of the Sarah Elizabeth rose.

The rose is produced by Fryer Roses in Knutsford, which is part of the Blue Diamond Group that owns Le Friquet Garden Centre. With every rose purchased, £1 is donated to the Foundation, which aims to fulfil Sarah’s ambition in life which was to enhance the lives of young people, especially those less fortunate than herself.

Sarah was murdered in Kashmir in April 2013.

Next year marks a decade since her death, with the court case to convict her murderer still not concluded.

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Pictured: Sarah Groves was travelling when she died and there has since been a long running court case in Srinagar to ascertain who killed her and what happened.

The Foundation uses donations and money raised through its fundraising initiatives to celebrate Sarah’s life through four core values: children, art, fitness, and adventure.

All of the money goes towards improving the lives of young people in Guernsey through a variety of projects.

Recent initiatives include donating bikes to children as Christmas gifts, as well as a £50,000 donation to Art for Guernsey to develop the new gallery in St Peter Port and an additional £50,000 towards the new Gatehouse and learning centre at the Victorian Walled Kitchen Garden in Saumarez Park.

‌Previous donations funded the redevelopment of the Guille Alles Library's children's facilities. 

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Pictured: The Sarah Elizabeth rose is "highly fragrant, disease resistant and grows to a height of approximately 100cm". It is available to purchase online and from Blue Diamond Group centres including the Friquet Garden Centre in Guernsey.

Vic Groves, Managing Trustee of the Sarah Groves Foundation, said: “We are immensely grateful to Fryer Roses and the wider Blue Diamond Group for helping us bring this flower to the market and graciously donating £1 of every sale to the Foundation.

“Knutsford was our family home until 1996, when we relocated to Guernsey, and we are hugely indebted to everyone who made this possible. The flower they have cultivated is sure to brighten any room it's in. More importantly, every pound donated will make the lives of disadvantaged children better, just as Sarah would have wanted.”

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