A delivery of fresh flowers to the inpatient unit at Royal Trinity Hospice made for a special moment for one of the Floral Angels team calling in.  

2 women holding donated flower arrangements with a table full of flowers next to them

Trinity received bedside posies for every one of the 26 beds on our Inpatient Unit, several large table displays and bunches of flowers for display in vases around the hospice thanks to New Covent Garden based ‘Floral Angels’, who are also a charity.

Floral Angel volunteer, Anne Broadhurst helped to create the displays which she delivered to Trinity. She was keen to visit after a friend of hers was cared for at the hospice.   

Anne’s good friend Kate had been admitted to our care from a London hospital and spent her final days at Trinity before her death in the early autumn. During the delivery Anne had the chance to see the hospice and meet some of the people who had looked after Kate. She said:

“This was a very special delivery personally for me. I knew Kate had been here and had known how well she had been looked after. Kate had been able to have her cat Polly brought to her bedside, and knowing Kate, this would have meant a lot, as she loved Polly so much.

Kate was a good friend to me; someone I had known for a long time. My friend was loyal and had a great sense of humour. We had many fun nights out together at restaurants, socials with friends and sometimes just quiet nights in chatting. She will be missed by many.”

Anne also had the chance to visit the inpatient unit to see where the flowers would be placed as well as meeting some of our skilled nursing team.

2 nurses and 2 women standing in front of a table holding donated flower arrangements

Floral Angels Founder, Frances Hunter said:

“Floral Angels has been delivering to Royal Trinity Hospice since we were founded in 2013. We love to support this wonderful organisation, which also shares our Patron HRH The Queen Consort. We know the benefits and pleasures the flowers bring, not only to the patients, but also to their families and the staff.”

The floral presentations included hydrangeas, roses, antirrhinum, stocks and eucalyptus, adding a soft and fragrant addition to Trinity’s inpatient unit.

The hospice benefits from the support of a variety of external groups, organisations and other charities, ensuring patients and their families have all they need - and more, whilst they are in our care.

Pink, red, dark purple flower arrangements Pink flower arrangement with Floral Angels label the vase Table full of pink, red and green flowers

Our thanks are extended to Floral Angels and their volunteers for preserving the flowers to make the displays, including Trinity in their rounds. 

Find out more about Floral Angels Find out more about our inpatient unit