Ten-year-old Harry Lowe, a year 6 pupil at the Russell School, Chorleywood, has won the prize for Best Hanging Basket in Chorleywood’s first ‘virtual’ flower show.
The flower show was in aid of Chorleywood’s newest charity Mission EmployAble, which is raising money for a training café for young adults with a learning disability, to be housed within Chorleywood Cricket club’s new pavilion on the Common.
Harry and his mum Alison, 47 worked on the basket together, using flowers and compost that they had to order during lockdown.
Harry’s dad, Ian, 62, is also a keen supporter of the charity and runs three times per week alongside fellow Chorleywood resident Brent Mullane, 46, who is completing four Ultra Runs this autumn in aid of Mission EmployAble.
Alison Lowe explained that her husband Ian is “a mad runner” and more than happy to encourage Brent in his training and that Harry and she really enjoyed making the hanging basket together.
She said: “I love the idea of Mission EmployAble’s aims and I can’t wait to see the café up and running, in fact I will run there myself and enjoy a tea and cake when I get there.”
The virtual flower show, Mission DiggAble, was organised by Mission EmployAble in conjunction with the horticultural societies of Chorleywood and Heronsgate.
Harry and Alison won a hanging basket for their entry, donated by Mansi florist, Pinner.
Brent Mullane’s final two Ultras in aid of Mission EmployAble take place over the weekends of 10/11 October and 7/8 November. To donate visit:www.missionemployable.co.uk