Sutton teenager who raised cash for cancer is our latest Ashfield Rose

Zoe and Jade Thompson of Floral Expressions in Kirkby present the Ashfield Rose to Lauren Noble

Zoe and Jade Thompson of Floral Expressions in Kirkby present the Ashfield Rose to Lauren Noble

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A SUTTON teenager who helped raise hundreds of pounds for a cancer charity in memory of a friend’s mum has become the latest person to be nominated for an Ashfield Rose.

Lauren Noble, who raised funds for Nottingham Universities Cancer Charity after completing a 13,000ft skydive the day after her 18th birthday, was nominated by Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero.

The Ashfield Rose has been launched by Chad, in conjunction with Kirkby florist Floral Expressions, to celebrate the locals who go the extra mile to make sure Ashfield is a better place to live.

Gloria said: “We often hear about young people being louts or trouble makers. I say that’s a massive generalisation.

“I recently paid a visit to a local school and met some brilliant young women.

“Since that visit one girl, Lauren Noble, stood out as doing something amazing. Jumping out of a plane to raise money to beat cancer absolutely blew me away.”

Last week caring volunteers Joan Sharp, Joan Cannan and Lorna Sharp, became the first people to collect an Ashfield Rose.

The trio collected the honour for dedicating countless hours of service to dementia sufferers in Kirkby.

They helped set up the Forget Me Not group, which meets at Kirkby Trinity CentrePoint on Diamond Avenue, earlier this year to give people with dementia, their carers and family much needed support.

IF you would like to nominate someone to receive the Ashfield Rose, call 01623 450292 or email newsdesk@chad.co.uk