A beautiful flower bed in a Preston village has been planted in the shape of the breast cancer pink ribbon, in memory of a keen gardener who died of the disease.
Mum-of-two Kym Bowles, 50, who was married to Steve, was diagnosed with breast cancer about 18 months ago, and lost her battle in April this year after the cancer returned.
Kym, a freelance graphic designer and artist, lived in Catforth, near Preston, and was one of a group of Catforth in Bloom helpers who brightened up the village by planting and maintaining flowers.
This year, as a tribute to Kym, the group has planted pink and white flowers in the pattern of the distinctive breast cancer ribbon and the flower beds are now in full bloom.
A memorial plaque to Kym has also been placed on another flower bed in the village which Kym regularly tended.
Angela Cropper, 50, Kym’s best friend and neighbour, said: “Kym was a wonderful person and we all miss her so much.
“My daughter Hayley came up with the idea of planting the flower bed in the shape of the breast cancer ribbon as a tribute to Kym.
“Kym loved gardening and was a member of Catforth in Bloom since it started about 10 years ago.
“We thought the flower bed would be a lovely way to remember Kym.”
Hayley, 24, a teaching assistant, said: “Kym loved all things pretty so we thought this would be a fitting tribute.”
The members of Catforth in Bloom hold fundraising events to help raise money to buy plants.
They have a rota to maintain and water the plants and flowers.