This Midsummer’s Day, Naomi Cornelius-Reid was presented with a beautiful bouquet of a dozen red roses as annual rent from Naomi House & Jacksplace children’s hospice.
Naomi received her flowers from Carys, who regularly stays at Naomi House for respite.
The 12 red roses have been presented every year since 1997, when Mary Cornelius-Reid allowed a hospice to be built on her land on the Sutton Manor estate. The offer came with the two conditions that the hospice be named after her youngest daughter, Naomi, and that every Midsummer’s Day, the hospice pay a peppercorn rent of a dozen red roses.
Naomi said: “It’s been wonderful to come back to the hospice and receive the annual rent of 12 red roses this Midsummer’s Day. I’ve really enjoyed talking to everyone and meeting Carys, who handed over the roses so beautifully, with a cheer of excitement and a little cuddle.”