Over 50 sunflowers have been planted in Market Harborough on behalf of a Leicestershire hospice charity.
The sunflowers were planted by rotarians and supplied by LOROS as part of the charity’s campaign to highlight the need for compassion in and around Market Harborough.
The event went ahead as Market Harborough has been named the first ‘Compassionate Town’ in Leicestershire.
The beautifully radiant sunflower is the emblem of the national mission.
Rotarian Richard Brown has been co-ordinating the local planting campaign with LOROS.
Local Rotarians put in plants or seeds in their own gardens as well as planting sunflowers in the town.
Sunflowers were planted in the allotment field on Northampton Road, opposite Protheroe’s garage.
And some of them will be visible for people living in nearby Lathkill Street.
Holes were dug, compost provided and access to water arranged by the allotments site manager.
The land is owned by the Market Harborough and Bowdens charity.
“It was good to welcome Ruth Jarvis from Waitrose, who helps with the Carers’ Café, to join in with the planting, and Richard’s partner Marcia,” said Market Harborough Rotary Club.