Malvern schools encouraged to support hospice with swathes of snowdrops - The Malvern Observer

Malvern schools encouraged to support hospice with swathes of snowdrops

Malvern Editorial 4th May, 2017 Updated: 4th May, 2017   0

ST RICHARD’S Hospice is encouraging Malvern schools to plant swathes of snowdrops to help support their care – a scheme which saw pupils grow 10,000 of the spring plants last year.

Twelve schools took part in the fun and educational snowdrops project in 2016, raising more than £2,700 for the charity’s care and support of people affected by life-limiting illness.

More than 2,300 children of all ages enjoyed planting snowdrops bulbs and plants which were kindly donated by St Peter’s Garden Centre.

The children will be able to enjoy the sight of new life every spring in their Forest Schools or school grounds, as the flowers begin to bloom.

More schools will be able to take part in the hospice’s snowdrop project over the coming year.

Students will have the opportunity to plant these much loved British flowers in their own school gardens, and watch them grow each year.

Community fundraiser Jayne Sargeant, said: “It’s delightful to see the snowdrops being planted in so many schools across the county.

“St Richard’s chose the snowdrop as its symbol, as this flower signifies hope at the beginning of spring.

“We are very grateful to all the local schools who support the hospice and help us continue to offer specialist care to patients and their loved ones.”

If schools would like to take part in this project contact Jayne Sargeant on 01905 763963 or visit

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