Children's hospice to carry out annual flower-giving

The Naomi House children's hospice in Hampshire is to make its sixteenth annual rent payment to its landlady in the form of a dozen red roses.

The hospice at Sutton Scotney was given the land in the 1990s on two conditions - firstly that flowers are presented to the owner, Mrs Cornelius-Reed every Midsummer's Day; and secondly that the centre would be named after her eldest daughter Naomi.

The home opened in 1997 and has offered support to children and their families ever since.