Award winning charity says it with flowers

Cllr Jeremy Pert, Cabinet Member for Communities at Stafford Borough Council (SBC), Charlotte Almond and Dickie James, SWA, Anna Nevin SBC, Sue Lee from SWA, and Chris Brown who created the bed, SBC

An award winning organisation that helps victims of domestic violence has been honoured with a special flower bed.

Around nine thousand flowers have been planted to portray the logo of Staffordshire Women’s Aid (SWA) to commemorate its 40th anniversary at the gateway to Victoria Park.

In 2016 the organisation opened a refuge in Stafford for women and their children fleeing domestic violence. And this year the charity achieved more success having been granted the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services – seen as the ‘MBE’ for voluntary organisations.

The special carpet bed is situated at the entrance of the Borough Council’s ‘green flag’ winning park and each year has a different floral feature to recognise local or national milestones – with plants including Alternanthera, Echeveria and Senecio. Last year it commemorated Her Majesty, the Queen’s, 90th birthday.

Staffordshire Women’s Aid is also one of the Mayor of the Borough, Councillor Aidan Godfrey’s, chosen charities.

For more information about their work go to www.staffordshirewomensaid.org/