The Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres are proud to support the following Charities through sales of its Fryer’s Charity Roses. Blue Diamond donates £1 for every charity rose sold through Blue Diamond Garden Centre and Fryer’s Roses online, to the respective charity.
Charities need all the help they can get at the moment so please continue to show your support by purchasing a Blue Diamond Charity rose. You can do this either online at by CLICKING HERE or visit your local Blue Diamond Garden Centre.
Subject to availability and whilst stocks last.
New season, bare root charity roses are now available to pre-order online at www.fryersroses.co.uk*
Royal National Institute of Blind People - The Elizabeth Ashbrook Rose
Launched by Fryer’s Roses, part of the Blue Diamond Group, this new and exclusive rose is named “Elizabeth Ashbrook” in memory of the late Elizabeth, Viscountess Ashbrook of Arley Hall, Cheshire, and the mother of the present Viscount Ashbrook.
The “Elizabeth Ashbrook” rose is a Floribunda which produces an abundance of soft pink blooms. This rose has a high fragrance and as such was awarded a silver medal at the Baden-Baden Rose Trials 2016 and a Certificate of Merit and Fragrance Prize in La Roeulx, Belgium in 2016.
With contrasting glossy green foliage and an excellent resistance to disease, this rose is ideal for planting in the ground or in containers to a height of approximately 100cm when fully grown. £1 from each rose sold through Blue Diamond and Fryer’s Roses online will be donated, at the request of the current Lord and Lady Ashbrook, to the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).
Elizabeth, Lady Ashbrook, experienced almost total loss of sight in the last 10 years of her life and benefited greatly from the RNIB Talking Book scheme.
Click here to make a donation to RNIB. Donate to RNIB - RNIB - See differently
Available in all Blue Diamond Garden Centres now, whilst stocks last.
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £258
Alder Hey Children’s Charity - Reach for the Stars Rose
Alder Hey Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help make Alder Hey Children's Hospital a truly world-class, patient-friendly hospital for the 330,000 patients and families we care for every year.
Since April 2013, over £56m has been raised for a range of life-saving medical equipment and facilities that are making a real difference to families.
For more information about the charity and how to donate please visit https://www.alderheycharity.org/about-us/
Reach for the Stars rose - The Charity Rose supporting Alder Hey Children’s Charity, Registered charity number 1160661
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £347
Helen’s Trust - Duchess of Devonshire Rose
Helen’s Trust, in partnership with Blythe House, provides high-quality care for people in the High Peak and surrounding areas who are affected by life-limiting illnesses and provides support for those who are bereaved.
For more information about the charity and how to donate please visit www.blythehousehospice.org.uk
Duchess of Devonshire rose - The Charity rose supporting Helen’s Trust as nominated by the Duchess of Devonshire from Chatsworth House. Registered charity number 1031192
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £175
Blythe House - Money raised through sales of the Duchess of Devonshire Rose has helped fund the continuation of the Hospice at Home service. This service provides full nights of care and daytime visits to patients living across North Derbyshire who are in their last 12 months of a life-limiting illness and wish to remain at home, with their families in the place they feel most comfortable.
The Dianne Oxberry Trust - Florida Sunset Rose
The Charity’s aim is to raise awareness of Ovarian Cancer symptoms to the 800,000 women across the North West in the most at-risk group.
Speed of diagnosis is vital in securing a better outcome, but this diagnosis comes too late for many.
The Charity aims to help women at the highest risk spot the symptoms so they can inform their GPs as early as possible. They are also working to raise awareness of the symptoms amongst the region’s GPs to help avoid losing precious time through misdiagnosis.
For more information about the charity and how to donate please visit https://dianneoxberrytrust.org/
Florida Sunset rose - The Charity Rose supporting the Dianne Oxberry Trust. Registered charity number 1182127
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £450
Money raised through sales of the Florida Sunset Rose has helped to raise awareness of the symptoms of ovarian cancer among women across the North West of England.
Greenfingers Charity - Friends Rose
Greenfingers is a national charity dedicated to supporting children who spend time in hospices around the UK, along with their families, by creating inspiring gardens for them to relax in and benefit from. The charity creates beautiful, well-designed outdoor spaces for children to enjoy with their family, friends and siblings, whether through play and fun, or therapeutic rest and relaxation.
Greenfingers Charity is driven by the belief that time spent outdoors, away from the bedside, can offer children and families under considerable stress a vital opportunity to embrace the benefits of being in the fresh air and engaging with the natural environment. They are committed to creating specially designed, stimulating garden spaces that can bring many benefits to children with life-limiting conditions.
Whilst many people may take for granted the simple pleasure of being able to enjoy a garden, for these children, their siblings and their families, the chance to spend time together outdoors and away from the bedside is precious.
To donate please visit Greenfingers Charity - a childrens charity
Friends rose - The Charity rose supporting Green Fingers. Registered charity number 1076640.
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £614
The Soil Association - Queen Bee Rose
The Soil Association is the charity that digs deeper to transform the way we eat, farm and care for our natural world.
Their mission to help everyone understand and explore the vital relationship between the health of soil, plants, animals and people. Campaigning, educating and helping everyone to grow better together.
So to create a world which is in balance with nature and a future with good health and a safe climate.
To donate to the Soil Association please click here. Make a Donation (soilassociation.org)
Queen Bee rose – the charity rose supporting the Soil Association, which was re-launched at RHS Hampton Court Flower Show in summer 2022.
Money raised through sales of the Queen Bee Rose has funded the Save-Our-Soil Campaign and the Cook & Share Programme https://www.bluediamond.gg/queen-bee-rose
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £698
Hope for Justice - Hope for Justice Rose
The Charity exists to bring an end to modern slavery by preventing exploitation, rescuing victims, restoring lives and reforming society.
For more information about the charity and how to donate please visit https://hopeforjustice.org/
Hope for Justice rose- The Charity rose supporting the charity of the same name. Registered charity number 1126097
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £138
The Sarah Groves Foundation - Sarah Elizabeth Rose
The Sarah Groves Foundation was formed at the end of 2013 in memory of Sarah Elizabeth Groves whose life was tragically cut short on board a houseboat on Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir 6th April 2013
The Sarah Groves Foundation was registered in Guernsey as a not-for-profit, charitable trust with the aim of fulfilling Sarah's own ambition in life - to enhance the lives of young people, especially of those less fortunate than herself.
The Charity’s Mission Statement is quite simply ‘Enhancing young lives.
Using the key-words Children, Art, Fitness and Adventure, all of which featured heavily in Sarah’s own life, the Charity’s philosophy is to achieve their Mission Statement in two ways – both in the way they raise funds and in the way they distribute them.
On the fundraising side the Charity organises and supports life-changing initiatives in which they encourage people of all ages from all walks of life to take on challenges that they wouldn't normally consider or that wouldn't normally be available to them – often well outside of their comfort zones.
On the distribution side the Charity seeks to support activities that benefit children, especially within the realms of Art (in its broadest sense), Fitness and Adventure.
Sarah Elizabeth rose- The Charity rose supporting the Sarah Groves Foundation charity. Registered charity number CH445
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £359
Action Reconciliation Service for Peace - Eirene Rose
For over 50 years ARSP has been committed to working toward reconciliation and peace, as well as fighting racism, discrimination and social exclusion.
Today, these aims are continued and realised through the long-term international peace service program. This is known as peace service because, in co-operation with the charity’s partners, volunteers develop their understanding of history and other cultures and societies, whilst experiencing and accepting different patterns of thought and behaviour. Nowadays, due to generational change, ARSP volunteers do not act from a feeling of personal guilt, but rather from the conviction that they want to make a positive contribution toward a more peaceful, just and tolerant world. Every year around 180 volunteers, mostly aged between nineteen and twenty-five are active for ARSP in thirteen different countries on a variety of educational, historical, political and social projects.
Click here to make a donation. Donate (paypal.com)
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £118
Phab Kids Charity - Phab Gold Rose
Phab inspires and supports disabled and non-disabled children, young people and adults to make more of life together - breaking down community barriers, reducing social isolation, and creating opportunities for all involved to enjoy the same activities and challenges side by side.
Phab celebrated its Diamond Jubilee in 2017 and the lovely, vibrant Phab Gold Rose, originally developed for our 50th Anniversary, is still available to help mark that very special year. Available in Fryers Garden Centre and Bridgemere Garden Centre only and online whilst stocks last.
Click here to make a donation. Phab kids |
Phab Gold rose- the charity rose supporting Phab Kids Charity. Registered Charity Number No. 283931
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £45
MND Scotland - Rosa ‘Sunset Isle’
Launched by Blue Diamond Garden Centres on behalf of the charity MND Scotland, rosa Sunset Isle, bred by Biljana Bozanic - Tanjga, is a fragrant, Shrub rose, nostalgic in style, which produces numerous layered petals of a pale pink shade, against glossy green foliage and with excellent disease resistance. Planted in peat free compost and in a kerbside recyclable pot, this rose is ideal for planting in the ground or in a pot on the patio
Named in memory of Richard, brother of Gill Crawford, who bravely lost his life to Motor Neuron Disease in March 2022, and who enjoyed watching the sunsets on his beloved island of Orkney.
This rose was launched most recently, in summer 2023.
MND Scotland - Reg. charity no.SC002662
Alzheimer’s Society - Down Memory Lane
Launched in 2021 on behalf of Alzheimer’s Society – the UK’s leading dementia charity who campaign for change, fund research to find a cure and support people living with dementia today.
Registered charity no. 296645
The money that the Blue Diamond Group have raised from 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023 is: £158
*All roses are available to order as bare root roses now for delivery out from November onwards
*Potted new season roses will be available in all Blue Diamond Garden Centres from April 2024.
*Delivery charges may apply.