Every year children from Naomi House and Jacksplace hospice hand deliver 12 beautiful, red roses to The Amesbury Abbey Group in lieu of its rent.
This is the 25th year the event has taken place following its inception by the Group’s then owner, Mary Cornelius-Reid AM MBE. She donated land at the Sutton Manor care home so that the hospice could be built and set just two conditions. That the hospice be named after her youngest child, Naomi, and that every Midsummer’s Day, the hospice pays a peppercorn rent of a dozen red roses.
The family-run, independent, Amesbury Abbey Group offers luxury care homes and retirement properties at Amesbury Abbey in Wiltshire and Sutton Manor in Hampshire.
MD of the group Naomi Cornelius-Reid said: “Our family is so proud of our mother donating the land that enabled Naomi House to be built. The team provide such incredible care to so many children and their families – something that mum was passionate about. I always look forward to this time of year. Spending time meeting some of the children Naomi House cares for is a very special reminder of the wonderful result of mum’s generosity.”
Naomi House & Jacksplace provides respite, end-of-life and post-bereavement care to hundreds of life-limited and life-threatened children, young adults and their families from across central southern England.
For further information on Naomi House and Jacksplace please visit www.naomihouse.org.uk.