TWO planters that will hold white roses were donated by a Hindley business to the borough's hospital trust in memory of a woman.

The planters that Speedy Movers on Atherton Road donated were given to Targeted Youth Support Services (TYSS) within Wigan Council to be refurbished.

They were restored by young people, a volunteer and community deal support workers from TYSS as part of youth justice community orders, who sanded down and re-painting them.

Elaine Davies, who works as a TYSS victim worker, on a visit to a client who was a victim of youth crime, discussed restorative justice with him.

He felt he would like any reparation work done, as part of the young person’s order, to benefit Wigan Cancer Care Centre in honour of his late wife Susan Davies.

Susan passed away from cancer last July.

Elaine asked Susan’s husband what her favourite flower was and he said “white roses”.

Cathy Morley, who also works for Wigan Council as community deal co-ordinator, liaised with Elaine, the cancer care suite and the lead nurse Janet Irvine to have the planters restored and donated to the hospital.

Janet said: “We are so grateful for the donation of the two planters, the white roses will look lovely in the garden and I am sure will be beautiful in bloom in the spring.”

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Susan’s husband has shown his support in the past by raising money for the Cancer Care Centre at Wigan Infirmary.

“Susan and her husband felt like part of our family,” said Jason Banks, Lead Chemo Ward Manager.

“I treated Susan throughout a long period of time. All of us were very friendly with them both.

"We can’t thank everyone involved for this lovely gesture."