The RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, the annual extravaganza of floral displays and garden designs, is approaching fast – from 2nd and 8th July. And this year, visitors will be introduced to a very special garden – and a great cause.
Children with Cancer UK has teamed up with Mr Men to create a unique and moving garden that represents the difficult journey from diagnosis to treatment made by families with children who are diagnosed with cancer. Designer Emma Reed's first show garden is split into two halves – Mr Worry and Mr Happy – and features iconic Mr Men illustrations, as well as over 30 species of plants.
Children with Cancer UK was inaugurated by Princess Diana in 1988 and is celebrating its 30th anniversary of raising awareness and funds for vital research into kinder, gentler treatments that help save children's lives.
Cliff O’Gorman, Chief Executive of Children with Cancer UK, comments, 'We hope that the garden raises awareness of the value of scientific research into childhood cancers. It is essential we fight the injustice of cancer in children by investing in innovative new treatments like precision medicine that could improve survival rates in even the hardest-to-treat cancers, and reduce the burden of toxicity for young cancer patients.'