Sainsbury’s Flower Donation Brings Joy for KEMP Patients

Creating patient therapies using donated flowers from local retailer Sainsbury’s in Kidderminster, patients have put their artistic talents to the test to produce a beautiful dried flower picture arrangement as a thank you to Sainsbury’s and to Sainsbury’s employee and KEMP Family Support Team Administrator, Karen Morton. Karen has been bringing the donated flowers to KEMP twice a week since February, with the unwanted flowers put to good use by Toni McEvoy, the Hospice’s creative therapist, who simply loves to use the flowers in her sessions with the patients, and what better way to say thank you than to create an everlasting flower picture. Karen said: “When I bring the flowers into the Hospice, the patients’ faces always light up as they love to see flowers around the place, and it makes my day to see their happy faces.” KEMP Hospice volunteers and staff really enjoy making flower arrangements for Hospice patients to admire and enjoy, and patients also love taking them home for themselves or to give them as a present to their carers. Sainsbury’s Public Relations Ambassador Helen Bower, commented: “I’m overwhelmed with the gift and I can’t wait to show everybody at Sainsbury’s. We love to donate the flowers to KEMP as we know the patients have so much enjoyment seeing them.’